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|Kennedy Half Dollars|
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK was famously assassinated in Dallas Texas on November 22nd 1963. Almost everyone, not just Americans, can tell you what they were doing when they heard the news about JFK's assassination. The USA has a convention, if not a law, that living persons are never portrayed on their coins. This dates back to the American Revolution and the power of monarchies. The designs on US coins intended for circulation are only changed very infrequently, so it was with surprising speed that the US government decided to put his head onto the half dollar, and do so the very next year.
1964 is the definitive date of Kennedy half dollars, it was the last of the all-silver US half dollars, and the original Kennedy memorial coin. Later dates of Kennedy halves are silver clad or base metal. The 1964 Kennedy is the only one struck in 90% pure silver.
We usually have a stock of Kennedy half dollars, particularly the 1964 issue, which tends to be the most popular date. Ours are uncirculated, but please note that even uncirculated coins usually have a few bagmarks, and silver coins of this age almost always have some toning.
Specifications of Kennedy Half Dollars
|Date||Description||Diameter||Weight||Alloy||Grams Ag||Ounces Ag|
|1965 - 1970||Kennedy||30.6||11.50||Outer .800|
|1971 -||Kennedy||30.6||11.34||Outer Copper Nickel|
|1976||Bicentennial Design, Independence Hall 1776 - 1976||30.6||11.50||Outer .800|
|1976||Bicentennial Design, Independence Hall 1776 - 1976||30.6||11.34||Outer Copper Nickel|
Notes to Table
Weight = Standard weight in grams.
Silver Content = Fine silver content in troy ounces.
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Grams Ag = silver content in grams
Ounces Ag = silver content in ounces
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