½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" Silver Proof Issue

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1992-2018
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 10867
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# A202c
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

The bust of American president John F. Kennedy with the date below

Lettering:
LIBERTY
IN GOD WE TRUST
S
2012

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

The American Presidential Coat of Arms with the denomination below

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
HALF DOLLAR

Translation:
United States of America
Out of Many, One
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

Mints

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

Comments

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992 S 1 317 579 $ 17 22%
1993 S 761 353 $ 9.24 17%
1994 S 785 329 $ 16 14%
1995 S 838 953 $ 11 14%
1996 S 830 021 $ 10 16%
1997 S 821 678 $ 19 14%
1998 S 878 792 $ 19 16%
1998 S 62 350 $ 120 6% Matte
1999 S 804 565 $ 20 18%
2000 S 965 921 $ 14 21%
2001 S 849 600 $ 13 18%
2002 S 888 816 $ 13 20%
2003 S 1 040 425 $ 14 21%
2004 S 1 175 935 $ 12 19%
2005 S 1 069 679 $ 12 21%
2006 S 988 140 $ 14 19%
2007 S 1 702 116 $ 17 16%
2008 S 1 405 674 $ 20 13%
2009 S 1 482 502 $ 12 16%
2010 S 1 103 950 $ 11 14%
2011 S 952 881 $ 14 13%
2012 S 445 612 $ 20 10%
2013 S 467 619 $ 28 13%
2014 P 219 173 $ 29 8%
2014 S 472 107 $ 14 13%
2015 S 387 460 $ 14 11%
2016 S 419 256 $ 42 11%
2017 S 382 453 $ 14 11%
2018 S 350 820 $ 13 12%
2018 S 199 116 $ 52 7% Reverse Proof

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