½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" 90% Silver

½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver) - obverse½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1964
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (½ USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
943
References KM# 202,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 203
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
GR
IN GOD WE TRUST
1964

Engraver: Gilroy Roberts Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Script: Latin

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 Read more on Wikipedia

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" (90% Silver) -  obverse

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Mints

United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint of Denver, United States (1906-date)

Comments

If there is a mintmark, it is to the left of the stalk of the olive branch in the eagle's right claw.

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


1964 hair varieties

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1964  277 254 766 $ 4.30 $ 6.60 $ 6.60 $ 6.80 $ 8.40 $ 9.80 $ 11 83%
1964  $ 19 $ 73 4% Accented Hair variety; Proof; see comments
1964  3 950 762 $ 19 6% Proof
1964 D 156 205 446 $ 4.30 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 8.70 $ 9.50 $ 11 32%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver)
Katz
Auction 101
Lot 2818
Internet Archive
Nov 18, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 7.59
(EUR 7.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver)
Katz
Auction 88
Lot 2528
Internet Archive
Jun 28, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 13.01
(EUR 12.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver)
Katz
Auction 84
Lot 1404
Internet Archive
May 27, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 8.68
(EUR 8.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver)
Katz
Auction 77
Lot 1408
Internet Archive
Feb 11, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 7.59
(EUR 7.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (90% Silver)
Katz
Auction 72
Lot 3062
Internet Archive
Dec 21, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 19.52
(EUR 18.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
The lot includes several items.
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