1969 Kennedy Half Dollar
This 1969 Kennedy Half Dollar is made from 40% silver and 60% copper. The Kennedy Half Dollar originally consisted of 90% silver, but its content was reduced in 1965 after the US Mint removed all silver from dimes and quarters. By 1971, the silver content was reduced further to clad.
The Kennedy Half Dollar value depends on the coin's condition, and each coin in this set remains uncirculated and is in pristine condition.
The Kennedy Half Dollar was first introduced into circulation in 1964 and replaced the Franklin Half Dollar. The Kennedy Half was developed to commemorate the late President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963.
The Kennedy Half was designed by Gilroy Roberts, who was the chief engraver of the US Mint, and assistant engraver Frank Gasparro. In order to speed up the rate at which they could distribute the coins, the paired modified their designs on the Kennedy Inaugural Medal.
Gilroy Roberts designed the obverse side of the coin, which features an image of John F. Kennedy with the word 'liberty' placed above his head and the phrase 'In God we trust' beneath. The reserve side, designed by Frank Gasparro, is an adaption of the Great Seal of the United States.
Mintage and Size Information
The 1969 Kennedy Half Dollar is 30.61 millimeters in diameter and weighs approximately 11.50 grams. The original weight of the coin stood at 12.50 grams. However, this reduced alongside the silver content.
The Kennedy Half Dollar was minted in Denver, and has a mintage of 129,881,800.
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The Kennedy Half Dollar immediately became a collector's item upon its release on March 24th, 1964. On the first day of the coin's circulation, the Treasury Department in Washington D.C. sold out of its 70,000 coins.
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