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½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" 40% Silver

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1970
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.400)
Weight 11.5 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 202a,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 203a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Profile of John Fitzgerald Kennedy facing left

Lettering:
LIBERTY
GR
IN GOD WE TRUST
1965

Engraver: Gilroy Roberts

Gilroy Roberts was a sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He is notable for having designed the obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar.

Reverse

Modified presidential seal of the United States of America (A shield (with vertical stripes) on the chest of an American eagle, holding an olive branch on its right talon and a bundle of thirteen arrows on its left, with the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in the scroll held in the bird's beak, with a circle of stars surrounding the eagle

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
FG
HALF DOLLAR

Translation:
OUT OF MANY, ONE
FG
HALF DOLLAR

Engraver: Frank Gasparro

Frank Gasparro was the tenth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, holding this position from February 23, 1965 to January 16, 1981. Before that, he was Assistant Engraver. He designed both sides of the Susan B.

Edge

Reeded

½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (40% Silver) -  obverse

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Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)
P United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

Gilroy Roberts monogram, which some confuse for a hammer and sickle, appears on the truncation.

The is a mintmark over the 9 and the 6, to the right of the lower end of the portrait.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  65,879,366 4.19 4.21 4.19 4.30 5.08 6.56 28%
1965 SMS 2,360,000 6.92 3% Special Mint Set
1966  108,984,932 2.17 4.73 4.13 4.21 5.11 6.02 33%
1966 SMS 2,261,583 8.00 4% Special Mint Set
1967  295,046,978 1.20 2.62 4.02 4.17 3.98 4.23 5.92 56%
1967 SMS 18,633,440 4.91 7.37 4% Special Mint Set
1968 D 246,951,930 1.04 5.72 4.00 4.33 3.95 4.73 5.84 49%
1968 S 3,041,506 3.73 7.45 5% Proof
1969 D 129,881,800 1.52 4.21 5.92 4.14 3.99 5.16 6.36 34%
1969 S 2,934,631 8.47 5% Proof
1970 D 2,150,000 15.67 4% Mint Set only
1970 S 2,632,810 9.77 5% Proof

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