The United States Mint 1st made the Kennedy half dollars in 1964 a few months right after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The nation was in mourning following the assassination of this well-known president. Congress moved rapidly to pass a law (Public Law 88-256) to remove the Franklin half dollar design and create a coin to commemorate President John F. Kennedy. Gilroy Roberts developed the portrait of Kennedy on the obverse and Frank Gasparro sculpted the heraldic eagle on the reverse primarily based upon the Great Seal of the United States.
In 1964 Kennedy half dollars were created from 90% silver and 10% copper. Half dollars made from 1965 by means of 1970 are composed of two outer layers containing 80% silver and 20% copper with an inner core of 20.9% silver and 79.1% copper (net composition: 40% silver and 60% copper). Coins minted in 1971 and beyond have outer layers composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper. The coin has a diameter of 30.6 mm and a reeded edge.
Market place for Kennedy Half Dollars
You can nevertheless acquire Kennedy half dollars from some banks for face value and are really frequent. Circulated coins minted from 1964 to 1970 derive most of their worth from their silver content. From 1965 to 1970 the silver content material was lowered from 90% (in 1964 dated coins) to 40% silver. The reputation of collecting Kennedy half dollars is starting to boost.
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Crucial Dates,�Rarities, and Varieties
While there are some�Kennedy half minor�varieties,�there are no issues that are exceedingly uncommon or pricey. The mint created special collector coins from 1965 to 1967, and again beginning in 1992. These coins are very reasonably priced for any coin collecting price range. In 1975 and 1976 the coins displayed a date of 1776-1976. These coins are circulating commemorative coins to celebrate Bicentennial of the United States. Although they appear unique, billions of these coins had been minted and carry no premium�value.
Even so, in 1970 the United States Mint created Kennedy half dollars at each the Denver mint facility and the San Francisco mint facility. The Philadelphia mint did not generate any half dollars in 1970. The mint created coins in San Francisco with a Proof finish for inclusion the 1970�Proof set. The coins minted in Denver have been enterprise strike quality and integrated in�United States Uncirculated Mint Sets. As a result, the only way to obtain an instance of a circulation quality 1970-D Kennedy half-dollar is to purchase the United States Uncirculated 1970 Mint Set.
In 2014 the mint made special collector edition coins to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar. the first was a unique collector edition set titled 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. The set includes two copper-nickel clad 2014 Kennedy half-dollars with uncirculated finishes, one each from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver. The styles on these coins replicate the higher-relief�portrait on the original 1964 coin.
The second set produced in 2014 was the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection. This four-coin silver half-dollar set featured four different finishes on the coins. Every coin utilized the original 1964 unmodified higher relief obverse design and style that was hand-sculpted by United States Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts in 1963. Lastly, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin was issued. This special�Proof�bullion coin was produced out of 99.99% pure gold.
Condition or Grade
If your coin is worn and looks equivalent to the one illustrated in the photo below, it is regarded as a�circulated�coin.
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your coin looks related to the one particular illustrated in the photo beneath and has no proof of wear due to getting in circulation, it is regarded as an�uncirculated coin.
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The mint created Kennedy half dollars at 3 various mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark or�P), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S). As illustrated in the photos in the links beneath, the�mint mark�is positioned on the reverse of the�1964�coin positioned on the left-hand side just under the eagle's claw. From�1968 till these days, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin just beneath the point of Kennedy's bust and above the date. From 1965 to 1967 all U.S. coins did not carry a mint mark.
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Kennedy Half Dollar Average Rates and Values
The�buy�price�is what you can anticipate to acquire the coin and�sell�value�is what you can count on from a dealer when you sell the coin. Average�circulated�and average�uncirculated�values are provided. These are�approximate�retail�prices�and wholesale values. The actual offer you you obtain from a distinct coin dealer will differ depending on the actual grade of the coin and some other�factors that decide its worth.
Date & MintCirc. BuyCirc. SellUnc. BuyUnc. Sell1964$7.40$3.70$12.60$9.201964-D$7.80$three.70$12.60$9.301965$3.30$1.70$five.90$four.301966$three.00$1.40$six.10$4.501967$three.ten$1.60$six.00$four.201968-D$3.20$1.60$6.20$4.401969-D$three.ten$1.60$5.90$4.101970-D$7.20$three.70$12.90$9.101971$1.00F.V.$1.70$1.201971-D$1.00F.V.$1.60$1.101972$1.00F.V.$1.60$1.101972-D$1.00F.V.$1.60$1.101973$1.00F.V.$1.40$1.001973-D$1.00F.V.$1.40$.901974$1.00F.V.$1.30$.901974-D$1.00F.V.$1.60$1.101976$1.00F.V.$1.20$.801976-D$1.00F.V.$1.10$.801976-S Silver$3.ten$2.00$6.10$four.301977$1.00F.V.$1.70$1.201977-D$1.00F.V.$1.50$1.001978$1.00F.V.$2.ten$1.401978-D$1.00F.V.$two.70$1.901979$1.00F.V.$1.30$.901979-D$1.00F.V.$1.50$1.00Date & MintCirc. BuyCirc. SellUnc. BuyUnc. Sell1980$1.00F.V.$1.50$1.001980-D$1.00F.V.$1.50$1.101981$1.00F.V.$1.60$1.201981-D$1.00F.V.$1.40$1.001982$1.00F.V.$two.60$1.901982-D$1.00F.V.$two.ten$1.401983$1.00F.V.$three.40$two.501983-D$1.00F.V.$2.50$1.901984$1.00F.V.$2.00$1.401984-D$1.00F.V.$2.10$1.401985$1.00F.V.$2.50$1.701985-D$1.00F.V.$two.80$2.001986$1.00F.V.$five.40$3.901986-D$1.00F.V.$three.90$2.601987$1.00F.V.$three.50$two.601987-D$1.00F.V.$3.70$two.601988$1.00F.V.$3.30$two.301988-D$1.00F.V.$2.20$1.601989$1.00F.V.$two.ten$1.501989-D$1.00F.V.$1.80$1.30Date & MintCirc. BuyCirc. SellUnc. BuyUnc. Sell1990$1.00F.V.$two.20$1.501990-D$1.00F.V.$3.00$two.001991$1.00F.V.$two.50$1.701991-D$1.00F.V.$3.90$2.701992$1.00F.V.$1.10$.801992-D$1.00F.V.$two.80$1.901993$1.00F.V.$two.00$1.301993-D$1.00F.V.$2.00$.901994$1.00F.V.$2.00$.701994-D$1.00F.V.$two.00$1.001995$1.00F.V.$2.00F.V.1995-D$1.00F.V.$two.00F.V.1996$1.00F.V.$2.00F.V.1996-D$1.00F.V.$2.00F.V.1997$1.00F.V.$1.20$.801997-D$1.00F.V.$1.20$.901998$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.1998-D$1.00F.V.$1.20F.V.1999$1.00F.V.$1.20F.V.1999-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.Date & MintCirc. BuyCirc. SellUnc. BuyUnc. Sell2000$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2000-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2001$1.00F.V.$1.60$1.102001-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2002$1.00F.V.$1.70$1.202002-D$1.00F.V.$1.70$1.202003$1.00F.V.$1.10F.V.2003-D$1.00F.V.$1.10F.V.2004$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2004-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2005$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2005-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2006$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2006-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2007$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2007-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2008$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2008-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2009$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2009-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.Date & MintCirc. BuyCirc. SellUnc. BuyUnc. Sell2010$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2010-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2011-P$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2011-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2012-P$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2012-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2013-P$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2013-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2014-P$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2014-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2015-P$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.2015-D$1.00F.V.$1.00F.V.Comprehensive
Total Coins: 96$130.00$65.00$225.00$150.00Complete
Total Coins: 51$75.00$35.00$125.00$80.00F.V. =
* = See the section above "Important Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more data on these coins.
The values in this chart were assembled from my personal evaluation of the coin market place.