Coin and Paper Money Collecting/JFK 1964 Silver Dollar

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Dan;
We own a 1964 JFK Silver Dollar. The complete side with the president's head in gold is complete; however,the backside is totally blank. What happened and is there special significance to the image in gold? Thank you for your time.
L Hernandez

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Hi Lionel,

Sorry but somebody has altered a normal half dollar, gold layered one side and planed off the other side.  Likely this was to be used in some kind of display or as a trick coin.

As it is, it has no collector value.  The gold value will be negligable, but there is probably a quarter ounce of silver there -- total value, less than $10.

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

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I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

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Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
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BBA from Adrian College

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