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1973 Kennedy half dollar

I have a Kennedy half dollar that is showing a silver edge and weighing 11.47g. Is this weight in the threshold of a clad half? Is it in the threshold of a 40% silver. How would this even be possible if it was a genuine 40% silver half dollar?

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    11.47g is within tolerance for either of those types.

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭





  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Half dollars of that date are copper and nickel - they don’t have any silver content.
    See here:
    https://www.usacoinbook.com/coins/2895/half-dollars/kennedy/1973-P/

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

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm seeing a change of metals here, silverish above, copper below:

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭








  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭

    The outer edge of the reverse is where it showing copper

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is a regular 1973-D Half. Feel free to spend it if you want.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭

    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see a copper- nickel clad half dollar.

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭

    I do appreciate all and any of the feedback so thank you guys 👍

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    You're going to have to take it out of the 2x2 in order to "send it in", so why not do that now and get better photos? 🤔

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    It will be a waste of money. :/

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭

    You are correct, will send better pics soon

  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 501 ✭✭✭✭

    It is your money to do as you please, but the weight is correct for a normal clad half, the copper is clearly visible on the edge, absolutely nothing to indicate anything but a normal clad half dollar.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    You're going to have to take it out of the 2x2 in order to "send it in", so why not do that now and get better photos? 🤔

    Does that mean you don’t think the current photos and weight are adequate to determine that the coin is a normal example for the date?

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

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2023 3:52AM

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    Just in case, what? That it’s not a normal example, even though it looks like one and is the correct weight? If that’s the bar you’ve set, there are countless coins to send in and it will get very costly in a hurry.😉

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

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    Just in case, what? That it’s not a normal example, even though it looks like one and is the correct weight? If that’s the bar you’ve set, there are countless coins to send in and it will get very costly in a hurry.😉

    Hey, PCGS workers need to eat, too.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does it weigh 11.47g ot 10.17g? Did you tare with the empty 2x2?

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those raised staples are an accident waiting to happen. You need to crump those flat.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2023 5:51AM

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    that unanimous expert opinion is but foolish advice, after all.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Erikb... Your coin, your money, your decision. That being said, you have a clad Kennedy half, no silver. Good luck, Cheers, RickO

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @JBK said:

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    You're going to have to take it out of the 2x2 in order to "send it in", so why not do that now and get better photos? 🤔

    Does that mean you don’t think the current photos and weight are adequate to determine that the coin is a normal example for the date?

    Not at all. I am confident by the obverse color alone that it's a clad half. I was just hoping that out of the 2x2 he might see what we all see already.

    I'm also a little surprised that no one gave the general advice of not trying to photograph through plastic. Not that it matters much in this case.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:

    @MFeld said:

    @JBK said:

    @Erikb said:
    I think I’m going to send it in just in case

    You're going to have to take it out of the 2x2 in order to "send it in", so why not do that now and get better photos? 🤔

    Does that mean you don’t think the current photos and weight are adequate to determine that the coin is a normal example for the date?

    Not at all. I am confident by the obverse color alone that it's a clad half. I was just hoping that out of the 2x2 he might see what we all see already.

    I'm also a little surprised that no one gave the general advice of not trying to photograph through plastic. Not that it matters much in this case.

    Thanks.

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

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭







  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭

    Maybe I won’t be submitting after all?

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭


  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a clad half dollar to me.

  • ErikbErikb Posts: 77 ✭✭







  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 501 ✭✭✭✭

    Did you have a question about the 1968 D?

  • BeeManBeeMan Posts: 361 ✭✭✭

    Drop it on the table and listen to the sound it makes compared to a silver coin.

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2023 4:16PM

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