Introduced in 1964 by the United States Mint, the Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most rapidly introduced American coin designs in the nation’s history. In the course of just four months, the US half dollar went from featuring an effigy of Benjamin Franklin and the Liberty Bell to bearing a portrait of President John F. Kennedy and the Presidential Seal. Right now, 2021 JFK Half Dollar Coin Sets with a gold-plated finish are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Coins ship to you inside protective acrylic capsules with an included display stand and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Offers two separate 2021 JFK Half Dollars!
- Stunning 24-karat gold layer!
- Consists of a cupro-nickel alloy.
- Bears a face value of $.50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse depicts President John F. Kennedy.
- On the reverse is the Presidential Seal.
- Comes with a “P” and “D” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint, with one of each coin in the set.
Each of the 2021 JFK Half Dollar Coin Sets available in this listing at Silver.com with two coins in total. In the set, you will find one coin each from the Philadelphia Mint and the Denver Mint, each with its own distinctive mint mark. The coins are individually housed in acrylic capsules with an individual display for each coin. The small display stand allows you to put each coin on display upright inside of its capsule to show off the designs on both sides. A Certificate of Authenticity is available with the set.
After President Kennedy’s death in November 1963, Congress and the mint moved swiftly to replace an existing coin program with an effigy of the departed President Kennedy. While some had suggested that President Kennedy end up on the US Quarter, it was the First Lady that advocated for not replacing President Washington on the quarter. Instead, the half dollar was suggested as an option. Within four months, President Kennedy’s effigy replaced Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the half dollar.
The obverse of 2021 JFK Half Dollar Coins in this set features the left-profile portrait of President John F. Kennedy. On the reverse side of the 2021 JFK Half Dollars is a depiction of the modified Presidential Seal. Both sides of the coin come with a full application of 24-karat gold throughout the fields to enhance the visual brilliance.
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