The Kennedy Half Dollar was the last coin design introduced when the United States Mint still used 90% silver in its circulating coins. The Kennedy Half Dollar is the last release in the American Legacy Collection from the Osborne Mint and also represents the youngest coin design in the series as it was issued 51 years after the 1913 release of the Buffalo Nickel. Now, 1 oz Colorized Silver Domed American Legacy Kennedy Half Dollar Rounds are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Rounds ship to you in a protective plastic capsule and feature a numbered Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fourth silver round and the final design in the American Legacy Collection silver series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 rounds!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- On the obverse side is the left-profile portrait of President John F. Kennedy.
- The reverse includes a right-profile bust of President Kennedy.
- Unique serial number on the edges.
- Inspired by the Gilroy Roberts portrait of Kennedy.
When the United States Mint introduced the Kennedy Half Dollar in 1964, this was the last year in which 90% silver content was used in any circulating American coins. From 1965 to 1970, the Kennedy Half Dollar was issued with 40% silver content. From 1971 onward, the Kennedy Half Dollar coins were produced with the modern cupro-nickel alloy used in all circulation coins.
The Kennedy Half Dollar design was rushed into production to memorialize the assassinated president. Mr. Kennedy was assassinated while in office in November 1963 and the US Mint wanted to commemorate his presidency quickly. The half dollar was identified as the best coin design to replace. The Gilroy Roberts image of President Kennedy from his Presidential Series Medal was modified for use on the Kennedy Half Dollar allowing the mint to go from concept to strike and release between November 1963 and March 1964.
On the obverse side of 1 oz Colorized Silver Domed American Legacy Kennedy Half Dollar Rounds is the left-profile bust of President John F. Kennedy. In this design, gold colorization is added to the portrait of Kennedy to create visual contrast from the background field. The domed surface and powerful strike creates 10 times greater visual depth and increases the visual intricacy of the details.
The reverse face of Colorized Silver Domed American Legacy Kennedy Half Dollar Rounds bears the right-profile version of the same portrait from the obverse struck into the sunken field of the round on this side.
These 1 oz Colorized Silver Domed American Legacy Kennedy Half Dollar Rounds ship with a protective plastic capsule and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The rounds have a unique serial number on the edge that matches the COA.
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