PCGS 50c 1970-S Proof Kennedy Half on Aluminum Missouri Shell Token PR-62. 1970-S proof Kennedy half struck on an aluminum Shell token for the state of Missouri. The coin shows the designs of both a Kennedy half dollar, as well as faint traces of the underlying token's design, including the words "Coin Game" on Kennedy's head, most of the word "Missouri" on the reverse (shown in the photos), and also various other letters and design elements. Also, the coin has a reeded edge, which is from the token's reeded edge, and is aluminum, with an extremely light weight of 1.6 grams. The token was issued by Shell Oil as a promotional item for its gas stations in the 1960s and 1970s, and the first series of tokens were for the "States of the Union", with tokens issued for each state.
Tokens are aluminum, and weigh 1.6 grams, and also have a reeded edge. We know of just around 3 or 4 examples of proof Kennedy halves on Shell tokens. They are extremely rare, and this is the first example we have ever had in stock. PCGS PR-62 with mirrored fields and lightly frosted devices. A few scuffs, possibly from the coin being ejected from the striking chamber, account for the lower proof grade.
At Sullivan Numismatics, we specialize in major mint errors, and maintain an inventory of over 1000 coins. Members of CONECA, ANA, FUN & both PCGS and NGC authorized dealers. _gsrx_vers_811 GS 7.0.9 (811). The item "PCGS 50c 1970-S Proof Kennedy Half on Aluminum Token PR-62" is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Errors".The seller is "sullivannumismatics" and is located in Charleston, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.