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Gotta have it? That’s all that matters


halfdollar170I have to say I am excited by the prospect of a special set of Kennedy half dollars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coin. I believe I can safely write that I will be a purchaser no matter what the set comprises.

Choices have not yet been created as to what will be in it. Will the set be all silver, all clad or a mixture. Will there be proofs, reverse proofs, enhanced uncirculated or merely uncirculated coins in it, or a mixture?

The hint provided to me by Deputy Mint Director Richard Peterson that there would be one thing from the three mints, PDS. Currently, I have had an e-mail asking that West Point’s “W” also be integrated.

What the ultimate promoting value is will establish a substantial portion of collector response to the set as will an capacity to get the coins certified by a third-party grader that will improve their worth.

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Playing the numismatic lottery these days by taking a possibility on acquiring something slabbed is an increasingly typical phenomenon as is cancellation of orders to the Mint when the purchaser realizes he will not get them in time to slab.
This is understandable, but it is a far cry from how I will view whatever set is developed.

For it is the Kennedy half dollar that greatest represents my time in numismatics. I had only just began collecting coins in 1963. President John F. Kennedy is the first President I remember. I saw his inauguration on Tv. My five-year-old thoughts attempted to decipher what “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your nation,” meant.

Learning about the Peace Corps, seeing John Glenn launched into orbit on a Television at school seeing news clips of the Kennedy loved ones at Hyannis Port seemed to be natural parts of my expanding up years – until they were ended by the President’s assassination Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. I grew up a little that day. Possibly the rest of the country did as effectively.

I also learned when the Kennedy half dollar was to be released in March of 1964. I was not a subscriber to a numismatic newspaper. I was not a member of a coin club, but somehow I was produced aware of the new half dollar.

I wanted it. I merely wanted it.

I stood in a long line at a bank on the day of issue. I purchased the two that have been allowed. One particular was for me. One was for my younger brother.

It meant anything to me. It nonetheless does. I nevertheless have the coin.

It is my hope that all collectors will see subsequent year’s 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar set as obtaining the correct quantity of coins struck in the right metals, possessing the correct finishes and be sold for the right price tag.

As well considerably to ask?

Most likely.

But whatever that set happens to be, in it I will see practically the entirety of my coin collecting life. It will once again put me in touch with my hobby roots. It will evoke the exact same feelings as did that long ago very first situation when I simply knew that I had to have that coin.

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