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uthminsta
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Posted - 12/29/2009 :  22:20:27  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Hey, could you guys tell me more about NIFC halves? When did they stop producing circulation strikes? How much are they "worth" and is there much of a market? Do you save them and are they easily sold? Are they popping up in your searches that often?

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dakota1955
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Posted - 12/29/2009 :  22:42:49  Show Profile  Send dakota1955 a Yahoo! Message Send dakota1955 a Private Message
never found a NIFC in my searching of halves
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oober
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Posted - 12/29/2009 :  22:54:13  Show Profile Send oober a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by dakota1955

never found a NIFC in my searching of halves



Never? wow!!!

IMO, there are worth a ton, they could be decent a long long time from now, but after accumulating close to $50.00 worth I felt I could use that capital for better purposes, so back they went into circulation. I only keep the proofs I find for now.
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Computer Jones
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Posted - 12/29/2009 :  23:27:00  Show Profile Send Computer Jones a Private Message
1987 and 1970 (1970 is very hard to find!) is NIFC.
Anything AFTER 2001 is NIFC.
Keep them if you have the capitol, they will be worth more than 1/2 an FRN sometime in the future.
I toss back any badly damaged ones I find.

Anybody want to trade something for a few?
They are about the only thing I find in the boxes I've been getting lately.

There's profit if you melt things!!
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Country
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  08:07:50  Show Profile Send Country a Private Message
The 1970D and 1970S halves are the last of the 40%ers, not really NIFCs. I save all the NIFCs I find and put them away in rolls into an old half box. I put away the nice 1999's I find too.

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zerocd
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  08:51:55  Show Profile Send zerocd a Private Message
I save them as well and agree with Country on the 1999's

Good luck finding 70's and 87's

I keep anything in BU condition except 71' and 72's (bazzillions of these out there)

I keep all machine doubles and have at least 40 so far (one triple)

I find it especailly hard to find 95-97's with clean, unblemished or finely scratched fields. I am a coin collector so this has nothing to do with silver.

Also save all proofs I find, no matter how degraded for my albums mostly. I will not open a proof set to fill holes in an album.

There are silver proofs to be found for the years they made them. All proofs stand out on edge searches.

Happy hunting!

0CD

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Mcprice302
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USA
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  09:13:26  Show Profile Send Mcprice302 a Private Message
I save the proofs and NIFC's, but only in top notch condition. If you can put enough together, they might bring a little premium once you have enough to warrant shipping them.

Zerocd, I come across 50+ 1995 p's in excellent condition in some boxes. Usually these have little to no silver in them. Sometimes I get alot of 96's in great shape too, but not as often as 95's. I've even dumped BU uncirculated rolls of 95's because they are so common to get for me. I would save the next roll of truly uncirculated 95's and sooner or later 96's for you if you want them at face plus shipping. I wouldn't care about making profit on them, just let me know.
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uthminsta
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  09:36:50  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
1970D was issued in sets only right? And it's 40% so either way, it's a keeper. And the 1970S was proof... what's the deal with 1987?

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uthminsta
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  09:39:14  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Computer Jones Anything AFTER 2001 is NIFC.

So who is having luck in selling these for, say, a buck or more each? Or is it kinda necessary to build a set?

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Country
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USA
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  14:10:34  Show Profile Send Country a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by uthminsta

1970D was issued in sets only right? And it's 40% so either way, it's a keeper. And the 1970S was proof... what's the deal with 1987?



1987 and 1987-D were only issued in mint sets too. Besides the ones I got from searching halves, I've got 10 mint sets of these I bought from the mint in 1987.

1987-S is the proof set coin.

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Bluegill
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  17:00:29  Show Profile Send Bluegill a Private Message
When I was sorting halves, I was finding them quite readily. I just threw them all back. How special can they be if they were that easy to find... I did keep the `09 I found, I was amazed somebody over paid for a mint set and already spent it before the year was even over.


Edited by - Bluegill on 12/30/2009 17:00:55
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JerrySpringer
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  17:59:53  Show Profile Send JerrySpringer a Private Message
Also, while looking, check the back of the half dollar for the 'FG' initials. I save any halves that are missing the initials. I use a loupe to look carefully to see that it is a true missing FG strike and not some of the poorer strikes that circulate well. They might get a nice premium for the error presence. Generally the '79 to '82 halves seem to have the missing initials.
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Computer Jones
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USA
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  23:21:17  Show Profile Send Computer Jones a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by uthminsta
So who is having luck in selling these for, say, a buck or more each? Or is it kinda necessary to build a set?



Unless something changes and the Mint stops producing Halves soon, I figure my Grand Children will be the ones selling my NIFC's.

(I've seen for sale prices in the $15 to $20 range for '87's and $25 to $50 for '70's. All other NIFC's seem to be offered in the $.75 to $1.50 range. I've not seen sets for sale, but I haven't looked.)

I'm just trying to make sure my heirs have a good supply.

There's profit if you melt things!!
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wolvesdad
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Posted - 12/31/2009 :  10:12:15  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
MISSING "FG"

DO you have anymore info on this? I've never looked for that!

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knibloe
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USA
1066 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2010 :  12:51:17  Show Profile Send knibloe a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Mcprice302


Zerocd, I come across 50+ 1995 p's in excellent condition in some boxes. Usually these have little to no silver in them. Sometimes I get alot of 96's in great shape too, but not as often as 95's.


Ditto
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knibloe
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USA
1066 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2010 :  12:54:05  Show Profile Send knibloe a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Bluegill

When I was sorting halves, I was finding them quite readily. I just threw them all back. How special can they be if they were that easy to find... I did keep the `09 I found, I was amazed somebody over paid for a mint set and already spent it before the year was even over.





I found about a half dozen 2009 this year. I was also amazed that I found them. I think that dealers purchase large lots of them, sort out the better looking coins and dump the ones they don't need or want. I don't think that they came from mint sets.
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