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Half dollar coins are still difficult to come by in my change so I use to buy them when they were cheap. This one I bought was around face value a few years ago even though it is a proof. The reason is that it was stored improperly and the holes on the holder is giving it nasty tarnish marks.
In case you cannot see the problem spots here is a nice close up.
I should take it out of the holder and replace it but it has little value other than metal so no big loss. The plastic of the holder does not show the full coin brilliance but there is some haze on the coin itself.
Half dollars from 1965-1970 are silver clad.
Silver clad means the coin has three layers. The two outer layers are 80% silver and 20% copper while the middle layer is 20.9% silver and 79.1% copper. The total net weight of pure silver is 0.1479 ounces or 40% silver.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 50 Cents - Proof / United States
Year: 1968 S
Metal: 40% Silver, 60% Copper
Value: $4.50 added a few cents because proofs should have extra value
Although the above was another coin from the vault I did find something late yesterday but I will wait to show that one.
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and I will do my best to find out the price and history for