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Kennedy Half Dollar Values

By April 22, 2012

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Although Kennedy half dollar values have not changed much over the last several years, there are a few that are worth significantly more than face value. My latest value guide will help you determine which coins are worth significantly more. There is one young man in our local coin collecting club who regularly goes to the bank to search through rolls of Kennedy half dollars. The last time I saw him he had approximately twenty coins that he was going to sell to a local dealer for about five dollars per coin. This was an instant profit of 1000% over his initial $.50 per coin investment.

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May 3, 2012 at 2:34 am
(1) ken says:

It is sad that the U.S. Mint ia allowed to sell coins like the new 2 coin American Eagle set at prices that are excessive only because people are crazy enough to pay 3 to 4 times what the coins cost to produce. This is typical of our government today. They will charge excessive prices because a few people are crazy enough to pay whatever the mint wants to charge.

What ever happened to the idea that the Government was not supposed to make a excessive profit just because a few people pay the price. This is just another sign that this Country is in its decline and soon will be just history like the Roman Empire that Destroyed itself from within.

March 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm
(2) Jeff says:

You can NEVER have a profit of over 100%.

If you buy a coin for $.50 and sell it for $5.00. You make $4.50 which is a PROFIT of 90%, while your MARK UP is 1000%.

I am continually surprised that seemingly intelligent people do not know the difference between Mark Up & Profit.

April 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm
(3) Christophe says:

Ken you really don’t do your homework do you?

If that is the only thing you have noticed 3-4x production cost, then you have an easy life.

even the simplest of food products can cost well over production price (too bad for the farmers it doesn’t go to them…considering how hard it is to make money as a farmer.)
suger has been in the upwards of 15x production costs, if not more, for example.

The us government doesn’t do crap compared to other companies.

January 14, 2014 at 3:12 am
(4) vince says:

To Jeff above… I believe he was talking about percentages which would be math…and you are talking about markup and ethics of some sort …but you would be right that it Would be 9 x the value of the coin not 10. If you could work 1 week and make 9 x the pay would you do it? And let’s not forget how many hours or days he spends looking for the type of coins he has to find, this makes it work for pay and we can not calculate how much and hour this pays. The joy of doing it is a different story, I love collecting and finding something rare or unique, I usually don’t buy coins unless it’s got collectors value or its going to be destroyed. Enjoy collecting everyone.

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