½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" Silver Proof Issue

Features

Country United States
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 ↑↓
References KM# A202c
  • 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.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
LIBERTY
IN GOD WE TRUST
S
1994

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 18.43 22%
1993 S 761,353 8.72 16%
1994 S 785,329 17.64 14%
1995 S 838,953 11.95 14%
1996 S 830,021 11.09 15%
1997 S 821,678 20.33 14%
1998 S 878,792 20.33 15%
1998 S 62,350 143.50 6% Matte
1999 S 804,565 21.71 18%
2000 S 965,921 14.26 21%
2001 S 849,600 16.29 18%
2002 S 888,816 14.26 21%
2003 S 1,040,425 14.49 21%
2004 S 1,175,935 10.85 18%
2005 S 1,069,679 11.18 21%
2006 S 988,140 14.49 19%
2007 S 1,702,116 17.83 15%
2008 S 1,405,674 24.43 14%
2009 S 1,482,502 8.43 15%
2010 S 1,103,950 11.23 14%
2011 S 952,881 15.33 14%
2012 S 445,612 77.90 11%
2013 S 467,619 30.16 15%
2014 P 219,173 31.04 9%
2014 S 472,107 14.95 14%
2015 S 387,460 15.27 12%
2016 S 419,256 44.74 12%
2017 S 382,453 14.81 12%
2018 S 350,820 13.46 14%
2018 S 199,116 80.97 7% Reverse Proof

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