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Digitalyosh
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Hi, I've been wondering how the Half Crowns in 50% silver feel compared to their counterpart 90% silver? I've only used the 64' Kennedy and love the feeling of them and hoping that I would get the same experience with the half crowns. My only concern is the sound of clad makes my teeth hurt from unfortunate fillings in my teeth as a child. If the ring still sounds like silver then I would not mind picking a few of these coins up on Ebay. Thanks once again.
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Michael Rubinstein
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Half crowns are beautiful coins, a bit bigger than half dollars. Kainoa Harbottle uses them.
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NicholasD
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I like to use soft half crowns occasionally. The 50% silver half crowns have a fairly nice ring to them, but certainly not the true ring of the 90% silver.
Tom Fenton
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Don't you use half crowns Mike?
;)
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Jonathan Townsend
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Older half crowns have more silver and the sound can change if you clean the coins.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Happy Birthday Michael Rubinstein !

John
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Michael Rubinstein
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Hey Tom, I have those beautiful coins, thanks to you!! Thank you John for the wishes.
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RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! To pre-order, email me at rubinsteindvm@aol.com for info.
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Tom Fenton
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You're very welcome Mike.
A belated Happy Birthday to you.

Up until 1920 half crown contained a higher silver content than the post 1920 coins.
These were 50% silver.
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manreb
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I believe that the 1920 Brithish half crown have a 50% silver content.
•Prior to 1920, British silver coins contained 92.5% (Sterling) silver.
•From 1920 to 1946, British silver coins contained 50% silver. These would be the post 1919 coins.
•From 1947 to 1971, some denominations of British pre-decimal coins issued for circulation were "silver-colored," however these coins were made of copper-nickel, and contained no silver.
Digitalyosh
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Thanks for the information guys. I've decided to start off with purchasing one off ebay, a nice 1887 Victoria reign half crown. They looks gorgeous and hope it's what I'm looking for. If not then at least the coin is worth something.
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