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½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" Copper-Nickel Clad Copper

½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (Copper-Nickel Clad Copper) -  obverse½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (Copper-Nickel Clad Copper) -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1974
Value 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.60 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 202b,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 203b
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Bust of Kennedy to left, date below.

Lettering:
LIBERTY
GR
IN GOD WE TRUST
D
1971

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. The eagle holds an olive branch on its right talon and a bundle of thirteen arrows on its left, and in its beak a scroll with "E PLURIBUS UNUM". A circle of stars surrounds the eagle.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
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" (Copper-Nickel Clad Copper) -  obverse

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Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  155,640,000 0.68 0.68 0.74 1.27 1.81 1.98
1971 D 302,097,424 0.76 0.61 0.61 1.12 1.25 2.01
1971 S 3,244,183 3.58 Proof
1972  153,180,000 0.51 0.51 0.92 0.92 1.25 1.51
1972 D 141,890,000 1.15 0.84 0.84 0.87 0.99 1.96
1972 D Missing "FG" on reverse
1972 S 3,267,667 3.02 Proof
1973  64,964,000 0.93 1.12 2.61 2.61
1973 D 83,171,400 0.79 0.83 2.86 2.86
1973 S 2,767,624 4.02 Proof
1974  201,596,000 0.57 0.58 0.76 0.79 1.56 1.56
1974 D 79,066,300 0.80 0.82 1.24 1.96 DDO Variation Available
1974 S 2,617,350 2.01 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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