Why do "journalists" put out such inaccurate information when it is easy to find the truth?
Seriously, this is rampant these days, but for it to his this hobby, be this simple, and still be inaccurate, is just sad (in place of a word that might get censored otherwise).
Just a few things that this article really messes up:
1) Calling a dime's weight the same as a half dollar's weight (ummm....it's kind of obvious it isn't the same)
2) Saying 1971 is last year of silver minted Kennedys (and not 1970)
3) Calling 1965/1966/1967 90% silver....(then later stating the '1966 are not made of silver')
4) Saying a "1964 Kennedy half dollar is generally only worth face value"
5) Saying they haven't been minted since 2004
There are more, that I won't bother listing, but I will part with this quote:
"How Can I Tell If My Kennedy Half-Dollar Is Silver?
Kennedy half-dollar coins are made of .900 fine silver. This means that the metal in a Kennedy half-dollar is 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. You can use a magnet to test whether or not your coin is made of metal. If the magnet sticks, it's not silver. If it doesn't stick, it might be silver. You can also scratch the coin with a sharp object to see if it leaves a silver mark."
- Gotta love encouraging people to scratch their coins to see if they leave silver marks...in an article about the value of the coin (like the scratch wouldn't potentially lower the value).
I've been told I tolerate fools poorly...that may explain things if I have a problem with you. Current ebay items - Nothing at the moment