The Kennedy Half Dollar, which features our 35th president, has been continuously issued by the United States Mint since 1964. However, only coins produced in 1964 contain 90% silver (also known as junk silver). Because 1964 is the only year in which this particular coin contained ninety percent silver, it is extremely popular among investors.
The face value of each 1964 Silver Kennedy Half Dollar is $0.50 USD, but the silver contained within the coin is valued at much more than $0.50. Each bag will have 200 average circulated condition coins for a total face value of $100 USD.
The obverse features President John F. Kennedy’s profile designed by United States Engraver Gilroy Roberts. Roberts worked closely with Jackie Kennedy to ensure he captured JFK’s likeness.
The reverse is a modified version of the presidential seal sculpted by Assistant Engraver Frank Gasparro.
Normally, per U.S. law, a coin design must be in production for at least 25 years unless approved by Congress. The Franklin half dollar had only been in production for 15 at the time of President Kennedy’s assassination. The engravers and Congress were under a tight deadline as it was almost time begin minting the 1964 half dollars. On December 30, 1963 Congress approved Public Law 88-256 which allowed the design to be changed earlier than law dictated.
The first publicly circulated Kennedy Half Dollars were released March 24, 1964. Due to the tragedy surrounding the face displayed on the coin, the Kennedy Half Dollar was often kept as a keepsake instead of circulated.
These silver coins are circulated. They will show various levels of wear and tear.
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