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1971 JFK Half Dollar

Good day to all. I know in 1970 the US Treasury decided that they will not make the JFK half dollar in silver anymore and beginning in '71 they would use the copper nickel or zinc mix. ! .
I do have I believe a 1971 JFK half dollar unmented and also it has the double die overlay it has the you know all the rare oddities that are considered for the collectors but the beauty about it I believe it is a silver one and that's very very rare how can I confirm that????

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    Drop it on a hard surface and compare it with the sound of known clad and known silver coins

    Young Numismatist

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,856 ✭✭✭✭✭

    welcome to the boards
    do you have a nice scale? 65-70's 11.50 gram 71+ 11.34 gram

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    First thing would be to look at the edge and check for the copper core.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weigh it, look at the edges(use comparison photo below) and copy and paste in body of your post.
    Jim


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Samiam69 ... Welcome aboard... Weight will tell you.. 1964 pure silver... '65-70, 40% silver, '71 on, no silver. Check the Redbook for weights. Cheers, RickO

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    @ricko said:
    @Samiam69 ... Welcome aboard... Weight will tell you.. 1964 pure silver... '65-70, 40% silver, '71 on, no silver. Check the Redbook for weights. Cheers, RickO

    Thank you for your input but do you have an idea of what it would be worth??? Also I apologize for not using the proper terminology but I am still learning!!! Yes in 1970 the US Mint and US Treasury by an act of Congress decided that 1970 would be the last year to utilize the 40% Silver mix for the the half dollar and from 1971 and on there would be anymore Silver JFK coins......... So long story short lol as they were preparing and changing out for the new JFK coin for 1971 ,,,,, that's when the coin I have I believe was made as a translational error. And as you know Transitional Error occurs when a coin is struck on a planchet from a previous year with different metal composition. Hence the coin I have from my understanding is very very rare as it was not supposed to be 40 % Ag. Very very few JFk translational error coins exist so it makes it rare and the one I have also had the double inlay and no mint mark as well.... I found out that the first coun like mine to appear in public was in 2018 and was auctioned off on EBay and fetched over 18,000 ( eighteen thousand dollars)

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Samiam69

    You'll get nowhere by refusing to post photos. You're already earning a reputation for not being serious.

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1084722/what-is-a-1971-jfk-half-dollar-worth-this-one-i-have-is-very-rare#latest

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,183 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some '71s appear to be silver based on viewing the edge, but they are not. I suspec this is what you have.

    Welcome to the board.

    Vplite99
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Samiam69 ... Please post weights and pictures.... Otherwise, no one can confirm what you think you have. Cheers, RickO

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    AdamLAdamL Posts: 165 ✭✭✭

    Photos are necessary.

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    JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭✭

    If your coin is what you say, then it would be very foolish to try to sell it uncertified. Send it in to PCGS and then sell it through one of the big auction houses.

    Even if you’re not ready to sell, you should get it authenticated and graded right away to protect the coin.

    Of course, if PCGS disagrees with what you have, you’ll need to think about what your next move will be.

    As for what it’s worth, who knows. There’s not enough of them to establish a good average price. Sell it at auction and you’ll see what it’s worth on that particular day.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeLewis said:
    If your coin is what you say, then it would be very foolish to try to sell it uncertified. Send it in to PCGS and then sell it through one of the big auction houses.

    Even if you’re not ready to sell, you should get it authenticated and graded right away to protect the coin.

    Of course, if PCGS disagrees with what you have, you’ll need to think about what your next move will be.

    As for what it’s worth, who knows. There’s not enough of them to establish a good average price. Sell it at auction and you’ll see what it’s worth on that particular day.

    No, he should not submit the coin for grading. At this point, as suggested by a number of different posters, he should provide pictures of and information about the coin. Odds are extremely good that the it’s worth 50 cents and that it would be throwing money away to send it to a grading company.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2022 2:41PM

    That’s why I said. “If your coin is what you say.”

    He said he already tested, and it’s silver. His refusal to share pictures means nobody here can confirm. PCGS would surely be able settle the matter.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeLewis said:
    That’s why I said. “If your coin is what you say.”

    He said he already tested, and it’s silver. His refusal to share pictures means nobody here can confirm. PCGS would surely be able settle the matter.

    But he doesn’t know that the coin is what he’s claiming it to be. And if he’s willing to listen and learn, he can probably find out without submitting it for authentication.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2022 2:48PM

    I agree with you. Here’s what he said,

    “I am not against sharing pics privately to the right people.”

    Anybody privately message him to see if you make the cut?

    All he’s really asking us here is what it’s worth.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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