Published: April 30, 2019
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Just outside Chicago at Heritage Auctions’ Platinum night floor session during the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar sold for $108,000, setting a world record for a rare example of the rather common piece of pocket change. It is one of about a dozen special issues struck in 90 percent silver and ten percent copper for special coin sets issued by the US Mint during the mid-1960s. The sale smashes the $47,000 previous world record price set by Heritage Auctions in 2016. Both the seller and the winning bidder wish to remain anonymous at this time. A full review of the auctions associated with the CSNS convention will appear in a future issue.
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