President John F. Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected to the nation’s highest office, and became the first Catholic American to hold the post as President of the United States. He was young and charismatic, but his term ended tragically when he was assassinated in 1963. Less than a year later, the nation’s half-dollar coin was revamped to honor the fallen leader. The 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar is available on Silver.com in $10 rolls with 1964 issue marks.
- Ships to you in a roll or tube of $10 face value.
- First year of issue for Kennedy Half Dollars.
- Only Kennedy Half Dollars with 90% silver.
- Total face value of $10 (USD) issued by the United States.
- Each roll contains roughly 7.23 oz of silver.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle.
- Obverse includes the left-profile portrait of President John F. Kennedy.
- Issued in 1964.
There are many factors about the 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars in this Silver.com listing that make them unique and special. First and foremost, these were the last half dollars ever struck by the United States Mint to feature 90% silver content. The following year, 1965, the Mint lowered the silver content to a maximum of 40%.
Of greater significance, this was also one of the fastest turnarounds in coin design ever introduced by the US Mint. President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in November of 1963. The first Kennedy Half Dollar coins were struck starting in late January 1964, just three months later.
On the obverse side of the 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar coins you’ll find the left-profile portrait of President John F. Kennedy. It includes engravings of the year of issue below and the word “Liberty” above.
The reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar features a modified version of the Seal of the President of the United States. Included in the image is the American bald eagle, along with its traditional arrows of war and olive branch of peace clutched in its talons.
All Kennedy Half Dollar coins were struck by the United States Mint. The Kennedy Half Dollar coin went into production the final week of January 1964 first at the Denver Mint, and one week later at the Philadelphia Mint.
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