First time searching half dollar rolls. Got 100 dollars worth. Through 8 rolls. No silver but have found 8 clad S mint mark half’s.
Question. Is this usual and are the S mint marks worth keeping?
Modern proofs lose all the collector value once circulated.
If you like them keep them, they only cost you 50 cents each.
It's a very cool and unusual find, but modern circulated clad proof coinage typically retains little premium. However, it is definitely cool!
Large numbers of clad proofs have been dumped back into circulation, often by heirs who just want to get rid of coins they inherited.
I've found literally thousands of these over 13 years of searching boxes from the bank. As stated above, they have little value. If you like them, keep them! They only cost face value and you'll always have that.
Finding Proofs in circulation is unexpected fun. I remember joking about finding a proof dime in pocket change before finding a 2009-D and, sure enough, I did find a proof first. Also found a steel penny and an 1896 India twelfth anna before getting the dime I want.
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I found a few circulated proof halves when I CRH'd. I did not keep them. Cheers, RickO