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John F. Kennedy Half Dollar
John F. Kennedy Half Dollar
John F. Kennedy Half Dollar
John F. Kennedy Half Dollar

John F. Kennedy Half Dollar

  • Silver Content – 0.36169 oz.
  • Gross Weight – 12.50 g
  • Composition – 90% silver, 10% copper
  • Coin Diameter – 30.6 mm
  • Mint Dates – 1964
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After President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assignation, Congress and the United States Mint quickly created the John F. Kennedy half dollar to memorialize him.By law, coin designs were only revised every 25 years, and the Benjamin Franklin half dollar had only been minted for 15 years. But Congress passed a special act authorizing the Kennedy half dollar on December 30, 1963.


The obverse (front) of the silver Kennedy half dollar has a bust of President Kennedy surrounded “LIBERTY,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST” crosses his neckline. The issue date is at bottom, except for coins minted in 1975 and 1976, when “1776-1976” appeared to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial.The reverse has the Presidential Coat of Arms, which the United States Mint has used on various medals. The denomination is at bottom. But in 1975 and 1976, Kennedy half dollars were minted with Independence Hall, Philadelphia, on the reverse to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial. By the hall are “200 YEARS OF FREEDOM” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “HALF DOLLAR” follow the rim.


Kennedy half dollars have been minted with three metal alloys. In their first minting, they were 90% silver – the last 90% silver coin to be circulated by the United States. From 1965-1970, Kennedy half dollars were silver clad, and this was also true of the 1975-1976 bicentennial Kennedy half dollars. Later Kennedys contain no silver at all.Mint marks occur at two separate locations, depending on issue date. From 1964-67, the mark is above the “L” in “HALF” on the reverse. Afterward, it was moved below Kennedy’s bust on the obverse, below “W” in the motto.


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