Asked in Coins and Paper MoneyCredit and Debit CardsJohn F. KennedyUS Coins
Can you get a card for the 74 penny with Kennedy head?
September 09, 2007 10:42PM
To repeat what has appeared in many other postings, this is NOT an official mint issue and it is NOT an error coin!
A number of private companies take circulation coins, stamp an image of JFK onto them, then sell them as keepsakes. They cost a couple of bucks but from a numismatic standpoint they are damaged coins worth only face value.
The cards that these companies include with the coins cite a number of "amazing coincidences" between the 2 presidents. However, a check of any history book will show that a third to a half of these so-called facts involve a good deal of truth-stretching.
You can also find similar coins with other images sold as party novelties or corporate giveaways, but they are ALL FAKE.