The following post is pulled from Coin World editor Steve
Roach’s Market Analysis column in the Dec. 22 issue.
This past spring saw the introduction of the 2014-W Baseball Hall of
Fame commemorative copper-nickel clad half dollars, silver dollars and
gold $5 half eagles. While hundreds of thousands of the half dollars
remain available from the U.S. Mint, the other two denominations
registered a quick sellout. Also still available is the coin of the
summer, the 2014-W Kennedy gold half dollar. However, as recent
auctions show, collectors looking to add one of these handsome gold
half dollars to their collections may do well to look at the secondary market.
This week’s Market Analysis posts look at three examples of 2014’s
big releases that recently sold:
The coin: 50th Anniversary 2014-P Kennedy half dollar, Specimen 68
The price: $79
The story: As Paul Gilkes described in an article in the Dec. 8 issue of Coin
World, the 2014-P and 2014-D Kennedy halves in the two-coin
50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin set are
not receiving the super-high grades that many had hoped for.
Both Professional Coin
Grading Service and Numismatic Guaranty Corp. have reported that the
finest coins are grading Specimen 69, with the vast majority grading
Specimen 66 and Specimen 67. Grading services are using Specimen
grades rather than Mint State grades since the coins are struck under
special circumstances for special sets.
In a Nov. 18 Heritage auction, a Specimen 68 50th Anniversary
2014-P Kennedy half dollar from the set, in an NGC First Release
holder, sold for $79. In an Oct. 12 eBay auction, a 2014-D example
graded Specimen 69 brought an astounding $2,250. Considering that the
set costs $9.95, those who get high grades may be rewarded handsomely.
Read the rest of Steve Roach's Market Analysis:
70 gold Kennedy sells for $1,101.10 after ‘rough few months’ for
big 2014 release
2014 Baseball Hall of Fame half eagle another big 2014 release
with a falling value
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