Kennedy Half Dollars (1964 - Date)
Kennedy Half Dollars - As 1963 drew to a close, there was a strong public outcry for a coin to honor our martyred President. Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to issue a half dollar coin bearing President Kennedy's likeness. Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts designed the obverse with a bust of John F. Kennedy. Frank Gasparro designed the reverse featuring the presidential coat of arms. Since its debut in 1964, Kennedy Halves have been a favorite among collectors. These coins are a cherished keepsake not only for Americans, but also for the late President’s foreign admirers. Kennedy half dollar coins were the first coins to have included the image of a President.
Kennedy Half Dollar coins are widely popular because of who it honors and the major historical event that took place that fateful day. The Kennedy halves make a great investment for any collector. Complete with high value, the Kennedy half dollar coins will provoke several stories about history and the former President.
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