Coin and Paper Money Collecting/old half dollars


front and rear photos
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Value of 1964 silver Kennedy  NOT Packaged but kept in soft case for 20 years  
1949 Franklin kept in  same case  edges are slightly worn BUT all lettering is strong /Users/richardstone/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Previews/2015/02/08/20150208-161927/jBGw5fgVQSK8sm86LaksOg/IMG_0616.jpg/Users/richardstone/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Previews/2015/02/08/20150208-161927/eDm40n88QHOt1x1HMBC3dA/IMG_0607.jpg

Hi Richard, We see these types of coins many times in a month.  Today, we are buying for $6 each and selling for $7.5 for typical circulated (1949/1964) examples.  The margins narrow as people sometimes come in with bags of $1,000 face or 2,000 half dollars.   1964 Half Dollar typically come nice.  Uncirculated examples can trade higher.  Thanks for the question.  Troy

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Troy Thoreson


Please, no error coin questions unless your coin is dated 1955 or before. I can answer questions regarding all U.S. Coins, Gold & Silver bullion, including regular mint and proof issue coins and currency. Since 2009, I have been contributing to the Red Book, "A Guide Book of United States Coins", by R.S. Yeoman along with two other publications. I currently run two coin shops in California.


I have over 30 years experience in Numismatics. I own two coin shops and have examined thousands of coins over the years. Please allow up to 2 business days for an answer. This is a free service and I am happy to answer questions - but please be patient and understanding of my time.

My company is an authorized P.C.G.S. and N.G.C. dealer. I am a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association and California State Numismatic Association. We are also an authorized Whites Metal Detector dealership.

I have written articles for Coin World and the Rare Coin Market Report.

I have a certificate of completion from the American Numismatic Association on how to detect counterfeit U.S. Gold Coins and how to Grade U.S. Coins along with other certifications. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Computer Information Systems.

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I am listed as a contributor to the Red Book, "A Guide Book of United States Coins", the Red Book, by R.S. Yeoman. I have been contributing to the Red Book since 2009. I also contribute to the Blue Book and the new Professional edition Red Book. I have many other awards and honors.

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My past consulting clients included eBay, Inc., Yahoo! Auctions, and the United States Postal Service. I have many other great customers and help all no matter their level of collecting.

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