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½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar"

Features

Country United States
Type Common coin
Years 1977-2018
Value Half Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Metal Copper-nickel clad Copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# A202b
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Portrait of John F. Kennedy to the left.

Lettering:
LIBERTY
IN GOD WE TRUST
P
2005

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

State emblem (eagle with shield), ring of stars

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
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"

© Cyrillius

Comments

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1977  43,598,000 0.75
1977 D 31,449,106 3.47
1977 S 3,251,152 1.99 Proof
1978  14,350,000
1978 D 13,765,799 3.11
1978 S 3,127,788 1.85 Proof
1979  68,312,000 1.10 1.03
1979 D 15,815,422 3.96
1979 S 3,677,175 4.99 Type 1 - Proof
1979 S Type 2 - Proof
1980 D 33,456,449 1.07
1980 P 44,134,000 0.92 4.74
1980 S 3,547,030 4.09 Proof
1981 D 27,839,533 2.78
1981 P 29,544,000
1981 S 4,063,083 3.13 Type 1 - Proof
1981 S Type 2 - Proof
1982 D 13,140,102 0.80
1982 P 10,819,000
1982 P no initials "FG"
1982 S 3,857,479 4.26 Proof
1983 D 32,472,244
1983 P 34,139,000
1983 S 3,279,126 4.68 Proof
1984 D 26,262,158
1984 P 26,029,000
1984 S 3,065,110 4.22 Proof
1985 D 19,814,034 0.60
1985 P 18,706,962
1985 S 3,962,138 3.25 Proof
1986 D 15,336,145
1986 P 13,107,633 4.79
1986 S 2,411,180 4.30 Proof
1987 D 2,890,758
1987 P 2,890,758
1987 S 4,407,728 2.74 Proof
1988 D 12,000,096 1.71
1988 P 13,626,000
1988 S 3,262,948 3.83 Proof
1989 D 23,000,216 4.08
1989 P 24,542,000 3.95
1989 S 3,220,194 Proof
1990 D 20,096,242 0.53 3.96
1990 P 22,780,000 1.74
1990 S 3,299,559 Proof
1991 D 15,054,678 1.46
1991 P 14,874,000 2.71
1991 S 2,867,787 Proof
1992 D 17,000,106
1992 P 17,628,000 2.31
1992 S 2,858,981 2.79 Proof
1993 D 15,000,006 1.67
1993 P 15,510,000
1993 S 2,633,439 Proof
1994 D 23,828,110
1994 P 23,718,000
1994 S 2,484,594 4.25 Proof
1995 D 26,288,000 0.59 0.49
1995 P 26,496,000 2.83
1995 S 2,010,384 Proof
1996 D 24,744,000 0.72 3.39
1996 P 24,442,000 6.11
1996 S 2,085,191 Proof
1997 D 19,876,000 0.98
1997 P 20,882,000
1997 S 1,975,000 Proof
1998 D 15,064,000 1.10
1998 P 15,646,000
1998 S 2,078,494 Proof
1999 D 10,682,000
1999 P 8,900,000
1999 S 2,557,897 Proof
2000 D 19,466,000 0.77 3.39
2000 P 22,600,000
2000 S 3,082,944 Proof
2001 D 19,504,000 2.34
2001 P 21,200,000 2.15
2001 S 2,235,000 Proof
2002 D 2,500,000 1.84
2002 P 3,100,000 1.67
2002 S 2,268,913 Proof
2003 D 2,500,000 1.48
2003 P 2,500,000 1.48
2003 S 2,076,165 Proof
2004 D 2,900,000 1.84
2004 P 2,900,000 1.48
2004 S 1,789,488 Proof
2005 D 3,500,000 3.05
2005 D 1,160,000 Satin Finish
2005 P 3,800,000 3.19
2005 P 1,160,000 Satin Finish
2005 S 2,275,000 Proof
2006 D 2,000,000 1.84
2006 D 847,361 Satin Finish
2006 P 2,400,000 2.59
2006 P 847,361 Satin Finish
2006 S 1,934,965 Proof
2007 D 2,400,000 2.44
2007 D 895,628 Satin Finish
2007 P 2,400,000 2.47
2007 P 895,628 Satin Finish
2007 S 1,384,797 Proof
2008 D 1,700,000 1.92
2008 P 1,700,000 2.38
2008 S 1,377,424 Proof
2009 D 1,900,000 2.83
2009 P 1,900,000
2009 S 1,477,967 Proof
2010 D 1,800,000 1.90
2010 P 1,700,000 2.09
2010 S 1,103,950 Proof
2011 D 1,700,000 2.09
2011 P 1,750,000 2.09
2011 S 1,098,835 Proof
2012 D 1,700,000 2.46
2012 P 1,800,000 2.83
2012 S 794,002 Proof
2013 D 4,600,000 2.09
2013 P 5,000,000 2.09
2013 S 821,031 Proof
2014 D 2,100,000 2.83
2014 P 2,500,000 2.83
2014 S 767,977 Proof
2015 D 2,300,000 1.65
2015 P 2,300,000 1.65
2015 S 711,952 Proof
2016 D 2,100,000 1.80
2016 P 2,100,000 1.80
2016 S Proof
2017 D 2,900,000 1.92
2017 P 1,800,000 1.65
2017 S 225,000 Enhanced Uncirculated
2017 S 7.26 Proof
2018 D 2.34
2018 P 2.83
2018 S 4.81 Proof

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