1968 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Brilliant Uncirculated - BU (20 Coins)

1968 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Brilliant Uncirculated - BU (20 Coins)

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This roll of 40% silver coins contains 20 of the coveted Kennedy half dollars in stunning brilliant uncirculated condition. The Kennedy half dollar series was introduced in 1964 to commemorate the life of president John F. Kennedy. These were minted in 1968, which was one of the last years the Kennedy half dollar was distributed with any silver content. Buy this roll of brilliant uncirculated Kennedy half dollars today from Bullion Shark!

In 1968, circulated Kennedy half dollars were only struck with a D mint mark. These half dollars are composed of 40% silver and 60% copper, and 1968 is one of the last years these coins were distributed in 40% silver. The Kennedy half dollar is one of the most popular coin series in American numismatics to this day. The silver coins in the Kennedy series are the most prized for their collectible value, and their metal value as well. 

While 1968 circulated Kennedy half dollars are not considered relatively rare, finding 20 brilliant uncirculated examples over half a century later is certainly very rare. These 1968 BU Kennedy half dollars are an excellent addition to any rare coin collection. 

Why Collect 1968 BU Kennedy Half Dollars?

  1. Each coin in the roll is a 40% silver Kennedy half dollar.
  2. One of the last years that the Kennedy half dollars contain silver.
  3. Kennedy half dollars minted for circulation in 1968 were minted with the D mint mark only.
  4. Each coin is in brilliant uncirculated condition, meaning they look almost brand new, and it is rare to find coins meant for circulation in good condition today.
  5. Each roll contains 20 Kenndy half dollars!

1968 BU Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Details:

Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro

Edge: 150 Reeds

Diameter: 30.61 millimeters

Weight: 11.50 grams

Mintage: 246,951,930

Mint: Denver

Metal: 40% Silver, 60% Copper

History: The Kennedy half dollar entered circulation quite quickly after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. In fact, discussions about such a commemorative coin started the same day, and the bill that officially authorized the minting of the coin passed Congress before the year was out. The half-dollar denomination was chosen by Kennedy's widow, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The coin's first strike came on February 11, 1964, with the coins entering public circulation a few weeks later on March 24. However, many of the Kennedy half dollars immediately fell out of circulation due to collectors and mourners saving them as souvenirs; the Treasury Department sold its entire stock of 70,000 coins on the first day.

There were approximately 273 million Kennedy half dollars minted in the coin's first year, all of which were 90% silver and 10% copper. From 1965 to 1970, the composition switched to 40% silver and 60% copper, after which most such coins switched to a copper and nickel mix.

Due to the coin's extreme popularity, half dollars that were released between 1965 and 1967 did not contain a mint mark, and some 1965 and 1966 coins were intentionally mislabeled as being from 1964, as the Mint hoped the approach would reduce hoarding. The United States Mint produced about 295 million 1967 Kennedy half dollar coins in total, the highest mintage of all such Kennedy half dollars from 1965 to 1970. Today, the United States Mint continues to produce smaller sets of the Kennedy half dollar for the modern collectors' market.

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1968 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Brilliant Uncirculated - BU (20 Coins) FAQ

"BU" stands for Brilliant Uncirculated. It indicates a coin that has never been in circulation and has retained its original mint luster.

The value of a roll of 1968 BU Kennedy Half Dollars can vary depending on factors such as condition, rarity, and demand. 20 coin rolls of these 1968 BU Kennedy half dollars can be found for around $150.

In general, 1968 Kennedy Half Dollars are not considered rare. They were minted in large quantities, but finding 20 of these coins in brilliant uncirculated condition today is very rare.

1968 Kennedy Half Dollars are composed of 40% silver and 60% copper. This was part of the composition used for Kennedy half dollars from 1965 to 1970.

Keeping coins in their original roll can help preserve their condition and potentially increase their value to collectors who prefer unopened rolls. However, the decision to keep them in the original roll or not depends on personal preference and collector goals.

Coin grading involves assessing factors like luster, surface condition, and any signs of wear. To determine the condition of a 1968 BU Kennedy Half Dollar, you would look for full mint luster, absence of wear, and minimal contact marks. For the most accurate assessment, it is best to consult with reputable grading services and numismatists.

Rolls of 1968 BU Kennedy Half Dollars can often be purchased from Bullion Shark! These coins can also be purchased from other reputable coin dealers, online marketplaces, or at coin shows. Ensure you are purchasing from a reputable source to guarantee authenticity and quality.

The 1968 Kennedy Half Dollar was part of the series of half dollars featuring President John F. Kennedy, minted since 1964, following his assassination. These coins were minted annually for circulation and were also produced in various mint sets and proof sets.

Storing coins in a protective holder or tube designed for coin storage is recommended to prevent damage from handling, environmental factors, or contaminants. Ensure the storage method is free of PVC, which can damage coins over time.