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1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Sets

I need some help here guys, I’m into cents more than anything but I’ve been branching out into other things. Can anyone help me out with this ?



  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do ya need?
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  • HodgeHodge Posts: 34 ✭✭

    Yes, sorry. These sets, are they rare? Do they hold any value besides the sliver value ? Also, do you recommend taking them out of this plastic for better storage ?

  • HodgeHodge Posts: 34 ✭✭

    Also, I’m guessing they’re proof sets? What would be the technical term for these? Special mint sets ?

  • bigmountainlionbigmountainlion Posts: 195 ✭✭✭

    It’s proof set, very common, almost 4 million were made in 1964. Special mint sets were made in 1965-67

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bigmountainlion said:
    It’s proof set, very common, almost 4 million were made in 1964. Special mint sets were made in 1965-67

    There is also a mint set above- it too is common.


  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you have a copy of the Red Book you will see these are all very common sets whose value is intimately tied to the value of the silver bullion contained in them. There are five proof sets and one mint set shown in the image. In my opinion, the best way to store these is just as they are stored now; in the cellophane pliofilm and in an envelope.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,892 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 5, 2023 8:36PM

    What the heck is this mess? That's really odd!

    Also, look for errors or varieties in those sets.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That orange paper that starts with, "Your US proof sets" is a solid clue. ;)

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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,383 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 5, 2023 8:45PM

    The mess on the half dollar Oakstar pointed out is milk spots. They were struck into the coin when it was minted. They cannot be removed.

    It also appears that some of the proof half dollars may be the more valuable Accented Hair variety.

    You can obtain information about 1964 proof coins by looking them up on Coinfacts.

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Leave them in the original packaging

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Store them as you have them now.... Check for Accented Hair half dollars. Cheers, RickO

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That Kennedy half dollar with all the "Milk" spots on it, is a result of the soap residue not being completely washed off the silver planchet at the time of cleaning and then being struck into the coin. It then becomes part of the coin and can't be removed destroying any value but it's silver weight. The Mint did a bad job cleaning coins in the late 50's and 60's on mint uncirculated and proof sets.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would leave them as they are.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Use the search feature here to find an excellent recent post on accent hair halves. Read and save for further reference. Read the card inserts. Examine each coin with a loupe. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2023 9:24AM

    Like mentioned above. The "Accented Hair" variety can easily be distinguished by the bottom portion on the foot of, "I", in LIBERTY! On the left side of the base, will be gone. Just the right side of the foot, will be there!

    Many other varieties on the Kennedy/Quarter/Dime too!

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