In the News… Coin World’s Managing Editor, William T. Gibbs, reports that the discovery of a 1971-D Kennedy half dollar struck on a silver-copper clad planchet is evidence that exciting coins like this transitional error can still be found. Watch the video on YouTube HERE.
In The News … August 16, 2015—The first reported (and to date the only known to me) 1952 Proof Franklin half dollar with a “Bugs Bunny” die clash was auctioned off by GreatCollections on Sunday, August 16th for $5,775 including the buyer’s fee. The variety was previously unrecorded until recently when it was reported by […]
If you are an owner of one (or more) of the estimated tens of thousands of unopened 2002-S Silver Proof Sets you may be in for a pleasant surprise! Numismatic News has just reported upon a set that contains a Kennedy half dollar with a very prominent “Spiked Head” die crack that error coin […]
Photo courtesy of Bill Fivaz July 12, 2011—CONECA Member, Bill Fivaz of Cherrypickers’ Guide fame sent in this photograph of a nice tripled die reverse that is one of a number of new listings slated for inclusion in Cherrypickers’ Guide To Rare Die Varieties Fifth Edition Vol. 2 by Bill Fivaz and JT Stanton. […]
Pepe DeMeo of New York sent in a 2001-P Kennedy half-dollar with some very interesting effects. While a normal coin has basined fields so that the central design can be raised up from the recess with some degree of relief and still be lower than the rims in order to facilitate protecting the designs for […]
Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another SARASOTA, FLA. (March 22, 2017)—Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched […]