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Category: Half Dollars
Set Type: Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-1970, Circulation and Proof Issues
Owner: Osmanli
Last Modified: 2/27/2019
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Rank: 7
Score: 15945
Leading by: 2912
Points to Higher Rank: 1403
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Set Description:

To me, this is the ideal Kennedy set. It is small, yet it showcases the iconic stature of a beloved president and captures the end of the silver era. There is so much variety packed in this short set; the 90% silver business strikes, the accented hair proof, the Special Mint Sets, the 40% silver business strikes and the 1970 mint set all make for a unique and rewarding challenge.

Because there is so much variety in the set, my collecting goal is not uniform. For the business strikes, I am aiming for high grade, toned examples. The nature of the changing silver composition and how they were minted, released and collected make this progressively more difficult in the later years. 1964 Half Dollars were hoarded by the millions and eye pleasing, toned examples can be easily found. The 40% business strikes are much more difficult, but they are out there. Lastly, finding a naturally toned 1970 Half Dollar in gem grade is extremely difficult.

For the SMS coins, my aim is ultra cameo examples. Due to the lack of quality in minting these sets, high grade ultra cameo examples are difficult(expensive) to find, so I have compromised with cameo examples. I'm still looking for upgrades to ultra cameo.

In the later year proof sets, I love the eye appeal of heavily frosted examples. I am striving for extreme frost and mirror contrast on the San Francisco minted proofs.
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