A colleague bought a bunch of US Franklin half dollars in 'proof' condition from the early-1960s at inflated prices as an investment off that site. He simply doesn't know the ins and outs of collecting and investing in rare coins, or silver and gold.
I inspected them and the coins had been cut from the original cellophane-wrapped US Mint proof sets and mishandled so their condition was poor and no true collector would buy them as 'proof.' As such, they're really, then, just worth melt value which is around $11.50/coin at today's spot. He paid almost $50 each.
Caveat emptor when buying this stuff.
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