½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar"

½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" -  obverse½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1977-2021
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# A202b
  • 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

Portrait of John F. Kennedy to the left and the date below

Lettering:
LIBERTY
GR
IN GOD WE TRUST
D
1995

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 a scroll with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in its beak with a circle of stars surrounds the eagle)

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

Translation:
United States of America
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" -  obverse

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Mints

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

Comments

The reprisal of KM#202b issue mintage after 1977 as KM#A202b.

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


Type II Proofs have clearer mint marks than Type I Proofs.

Because of low demand, no halves were struck for general circulation in 1987. Beginning in 2002, the half dollar ceased to be struck for general circulation. The coin is found in mint sets and can be purchased from the Mint in rolls and bags, at a premium above face value.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  43,598,000 0.83 0.85 1.09 2.19 17%
1977 D 31,449,106 0.64 0.64 0.95 2.19 13%
1977 S 3,251,152 2.14 5% Proof
1978  14,350,000 2.08 0.55 1.11 2.20 10%
1978 D 13,765,799 2.08 0.55 2.16 3.04 9%
1978 S 3,127,788 2.37 5% Proof
1979  68,312,000 0.55 1.15 1.11 1.01 2.20 21%
1979 D 15,815,422 1.12 1.54 2.20 10%
1979 S 3,677,175 3.01 4% Type 1 - Proof
1979 S 9.01 1.3% Type 2 - Proof
1980 D 33,456,449 0.73 0.86 0.53 2.13 14%
1980 P 44,134,000 0.98 0.85 0.96 3.04 15%
1980 S 3,547,030 3.21 5% Proof
1981 D 27,839,533 1.97 0.78 2.02 13%
1981 P 29,544,000 2.08 1.09 1.06 2.02 12%
1981 S 4,063,083 3.20 5% Type 1 - Proof
1981 S 19.84 1.5% Type 2 - Proof
1982 D 13,140,102 0.73 1.05 0.92 3.04 8%
1982 P 10,819,000 0.53 0.53 1.09 4.50 7%
1982 P 0.7% no initials "FG"
1982 S 3,857,479 4.36 5% Proof
1983  0.07% no initials "FG"
1983 D 32,472,244 1.22 1.58 0.69 3.04 14%
1983 P 34,139,000 0.53 0.85 3.04 12%
1983 S 3,279,126 4.38 5% Proof
1984 D 26,262,158 0.53 0.61 1.79 13%
1984 P 26,029,000 0.66 0.60 3.04 2.13 11%
1984 S 3,065,110 3.43 4% Proof
1985 D 19,814,034 1.11 2.97 10%
1985 P 18,706,962 0.61 0.85 0.91 3.04 10%
1985 S 3,962,138 3.28 4% Proof
1986 D 15,336,145 1.51 1.46 3.37 9%
1986 P 13,107,633 0.73 0.55 3.67 8%
1986 S 2,411,180 5.06 4% Proof
1987 D 2,890,758 3.04 4%
1987 P 2,890,758 4.02 4%
1987 S 4,407,728 4.04 5% Proof
1988 D 12,000,096 1.22 1.43 2.43 9%
1988 P 13,626,000 0.53 3.15 8%
1988 S 3,262,948 4.39 4% Proof
1989 D 23,000,216 0.61 2.31 2.92 12%
1989 P 24,542,000 0.52 0.71 0.53 2.72 10%
1989 S 3,220,194 4.22 4% Proof
1990 D 20,096,242 0.52 0.92 2.72 2.72 11%
1990 P 22,780,000 0.91 0.78 1.09 2.26 10%
1990 S 3,299,559 5.08 4% Proof
1991 D 15,054,678 0.55 2.16 10%
1991 P 14,874,000 1.03 2.72 8%
1991 S 2,867,787 2.30 4% Proof
1992 D 17,000,106 0.94 0.92 1.08 2.26 11%
1992 P 17,628,000 0.85 1.14 2.26 9%
1992 S 2,858,981 5.08 4% Proof
1993 D 15,000,006 0.73 0.56 1.09 2.16 9%
1993 P 15,510,000 0.53 0.55 2.16 8%
1993 S 2,633,439 5.83 3% Proof
1994 D 23,828,110 1.22 1.41 2.18 11%
1994 P 23,718,000 0.55 0.56 0.64 2.72 11%
1994 S 2,484,594 5.41 3% Proof
1995 D 26,288,000 0.55 0.88 1.59 2.02 12%
1995 P 26,496,000 0.53 0.55 0.56 2.19 11%
1995 S 2,010,384 6.11 3% Proof
1996 D 24,744,000 0.61 1.22 0.53 2.72 12%
1996 P 24,442,000 0.63 0.56 0.56 2.72 10%
1996 S 2,085,191 5.83 3% Proof
1997 D 19,876,000 0.53 1.00 0.55 2.72 10%
1997 P 20,882,000 0.53 1.11 2.18 9%
1997 S 1,975,000 5.41 2% Proof
1998 D 15,064,000 0.63 1.58 2.70 9%
1998 P 15,646,000 0.56 2.03 9%
1998 S 2,078,494 6.49 3% Proof
1999 D 10,682,000 0.68 1.65 2.51 9%
1999 P 8,900,000 2.33 8%
1999 S 2,557,897 5.83 3% Proof
2000 D 19,466,000 0.63 0.53 0.94 2.26 11%
2000 P 22,600,000 1.09 1.76 2.20 10%
2000 S 3,082,944 5.04 4% Proof
2001 D 19,504,000 1.08 2.10 10%
2001 P 21,200,000 0.63 2.21 7%
2001 S 2,235,000 3.26 3% Proof
2002 D 2,500,000 2.20 5%
2002 P 3,100,000 2.21 5%
2002 S 2,268,913 3.06 3% Proof
2003 D 2,500,000 2.27 5%
2003 P 2,500,000 2.21 5%
2003 S 2,076,165 2.95 3% Proof
2004 D 2,900,000 2.18 5%
2004 P 2,900,000 2.20 5%
2004 S 1,789,488 4.04 3% Proof
2005 D 3,500,000 2.03 5%
2005 D 1,160,000 3.80 0.7% Satin Finish
2005 P 3,800,000 3.04 4%
2005 P 1,160,000 3.80 0.8% Satin Finish
2005 S 2,275,000 4.39 3% Proof
2006 D 2,000,000 2.19 5%
2006 D 847,361 2.07 0.7% Satin Finish
2006 P 2,400,000 2.19 5%
2006 P 847,361 0.7% Satin Finish
2006 S 1,934,965 4.39 3% Proof
2007 D 2,400,000 2.15 4%
2007 D 895,628 0.5% Satin Finish
2007 P 2,400,000 2.18 4%
2007 P 895,628 0.5% Satin Finish
2007 S 1,384,797 3.27 2% Proof
2008 D 1,700,000 3.04 4%
2008 D 745,464 0.3% Satin Finish
2008 P 1,700,000 2.03 4%
2008 P 745,464 0.3% Satin Finish
2008 S 1,377,424 5.20 2% Proof
2009 D 1,900,000 2.03 5%
2009 D 784,614 0.4% Satin Finish
2009 P 1,900,000 2.03 4%
2009 P 784,614 0.3% Satin Finish
2009 S 1,477,967 4.52 3% Proof
2010 D 1,800,000 1.84 4%
2010 D 583,897 0.4% Satin Finish
2010 P 1,700,000 2.19 4%
2010 P 583,897 0.4% Satin Finish
2010 S 1,103,950 6.59 2.0% Proof
2011 D 1,700,000 2.15 5%
2011 P 1,750,000 2.15 5%
2011 S 1,098,835 7.29 2.0% Proof
2012 D 1,700,000 2.18 4%
2012 P 1,800,000 2.19 4%
2012 S 794,002 10.36 1.5% Proof
2013 D 4,600,000 2.15 4%
2013 P 5,000,000 1.11 2.43 4%
2013 S 821,031 8.51 1.9% Proof
2014 D 2,100,000 2.19 4%
2014 P 2,500,000 2.19 4%
2014 S 767,977 14.14 1.7% Proof
2015 D 2,300,000 2.43 2.13 4%
2015 P 2,300,000 2.04 4%
2015 S 711,952 5.83 1.5% Proof
2016 D 2,100,000 2.01 4%
2016 P 2,100,000 2.01 4%
2016 S 621,384 16.42 1.3% Proof
2017 D 2,900,000 2.01 4%
2017 P 1,800,000 0.97 2.01 4%
2017 S 225,000 10.02 0.8% Enhanced Uncirculated
2017 S 592,890 6.03 1.3% Proof
2018 D 1,900,000 2.15 2.13 4%
2018 P 1,900,000 2.10 4%
2018 S 535,221 5.40 1.6% Proof
2019 D 1,700,000 2.13 3%
2019 P 1,700,000 2.13 3%
2019 S 100,000 30.05 0.5% Enhanced Reverse Proof
2019 S 638,704 6.58 2% Proof
2020 D 3,400,000 2.04 1.7%
2020 P 2,300,000 2.18 1.6%
2020 S 14.75 1.3% Proof
2021 D 0%
2021 P 0%
2021 S 0% Proof

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