40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars
|Mint Facility:||U.S. Mint|
|Date/Year:||1965 – 1970|
|Quality / Type:||Circulated 40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar|
|Purity:||40% Silver, 60% Copper|
|Metal Weight:||.1475 troy ounce|
|Diameter:||1.205 inches (30.6 mm)|
|Obverse:||Profile: John F. Kennedy|
|Reverse:||Presidential Seal: Eagle and Shield|
|Strike Type:||Mint State (MS)|
40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars Designation:
- Date, mintmark and lettering should be readable.
- 65 – 75% of the detail remains.
President Kennedy was assassinated in November of 1963. By January 1964, the Mint began producing the Kennedy Half Dollar. Albeit, originally, the Kennedy Half Dollar Coin was minted in 90% Silver. But these coins never circulated well. For a couple reasons:
- Americans hoarded the Kennedy Silver Coins due to Silver content.
- Kennedy Half Dollars were seen more as a commemorative coin than a monetary coin.
By 1965, that changed. The Mint stopped using Silver in their coinage of dimes and quarters. Switching to a clad coin. The 90% Silver in the Kennedy Half Dollar decreased to 40% Silver.
40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars
40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars are the cheapest option when it comes to investing in Silver. Especially in U.S. Silver Coinage. Often a quicker way for someone to collect or invest in precious metals below the silver spot price. But with that comes limited supply and high demand! So don’t delay – BUY TODAY!
**All Kennedy Half Dollars, unless otherwise noted, are either 90% Silver (1964) or Clad (1971 – Present. With the exception of the Bicentennial Half Dollar which also contains 40% Silver).
1976 Bicentennial Series
In 1975 and 1976, to commemorate the country’s Bicentennial Birthday, the U.S. Mint released 40% Silver variations of the Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar. Three separate artists were chosen. One for each coin. The artist for the Kennedy Half Dollar (reverse) was Seth G. Huntington.
In Huntington’s Hometown of Minneapolis, a ceremony was held to celebrate the first Bicentennial Coin to be issued. The Kennedy Half Dollar. The obverse of the coin is the same as it’s original counterparts from 1964 – 1970. The profile portrait of the 35th President of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
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