This design with the accented hair feature might just be the first design used to strike the Proof Kennedy Half Dollars in 1964! The Accented Hair variety has extra detail in the center tuft of his hair, as opposed to a regular coin where it blends together. This variety is also missing most of the lower left serif on the letter, I, of the word, LIBERTY.
Jackie Onassis Kennedy, the wife of John F. Kennedy, was a catalyst for the creation of the Kennedy Half Dollars. The Kennedy bust was supposed to replace the Washington quarter, however the First Lady requested they remain unchanged, and instead the Kennedy Half Dollar was created. The initial Proof run had the highlighted hair design, but after a year Mrs. Kennedy requested the detail in his hair be minimized. Thus, the Accented Hair Kennedy Half Dollar is a rare, one year type strike with only an estimated 5% of all 1964 Proofs having it! You cannot pass up this piece for your collection!
- Only 5% of 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars with this variety
- Unique one year only design
- Choice Proof