The Kennedy Half Dollar coin has one of the more distinct coining backgrounds in the history of the United States Mint. Not only did the Kennedy Half Dollar offer a quick turnaround in design from the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar, it was also the only US coin issued in 90% silver, 40% silver, and the modern cupro-nickel alloy. Today, 1964 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars are available to you online at Silver.com in lots of $100 Face Value in total.
- Available to ship to you inside of zip-tied plastic bags with 200 Half Dollars!
- Only available date mark is 1964!
- Total face value of $100 (USD) in the bag!
- Consists of 71.5 Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- The individual face values of $.50 (USD) are fully backed by the US government.
- President John F. Kennedy is found on the obverse.
- Modified presidential seal of the United States is on the reverse.
Kennedy Half Dollar coins were produced and issued into circulation with just four months of President Kennedy’s assassination while in office. The design replaced the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar that had been in circulation from 1948 to early 1964. The 1964 introduction of the Kennedy Half Dollar was the final year in which 90% silver coins were issued by the US Mint. However, the Kennedy Half Dollars didn’t switch to the cupro-nickel alloy until 1971. The coins continued with 40% silver content from 1965 to 1970.
All of the 1964 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This listing at Silver.com offers you a zip-tied plastic bag that contains a total of 200 individual US half dollars, all of which have the 1964 date mark. The coins have 90% silver content with 10% copper for balance.
President John F. Kennedy is featured in left-profile relief on the obverse of all 1964 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars. This design, along with the reverse imagery, continues in use on the half dollar to this day. The left-profile bust of Kennedy was produced in 1962 by Gilroy Roberts for the Kennedy Presidential Appreciation Medals and later adapted for the half dollar.
A modified presidential seal of the United States of America is found on the reverse of 1964 Silver Kennedy Half Dollars. Created in 1962 in Frank Gasparro for the same Appreciation Medals, this design was also modified slightly for adaptation on the half dollar. The design features the heraldic eagle of the United States with its head looking toward the olive branch of peace in its right talon, while the arrows of war are held tightly in its left talon. The US national shield is on its chest with a ring of 50 stars around its figure.
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