Most of these coins are in very nice condition having seen only minimal circulation. This one year only composition of 90% Silver Kennedy Halves is a great way to start investing in Silver.
- Approximately 7.15 oz of 90% Silver.
- Coins are packaged in a tightly sealed roll or a plastic tube.
- Obverse: Gilroy Roberts' image of John F. Kennedy with the date below.
- Reverse: The Great Seal of the United States with the face value below and "United States of America" above.
- All coins are dated 1964.
These rolls are a great way to add Silver to any investment portfolio. Add several $10 Face-Value Rolls of 90% Silver Kennedy Halves to your cart today!
Pre-1965 90% Silver coins, sometimes referred to as junk Silver or scrap Silver, are a great way to start your Silver investments. These Silver coins were pulled from circulation with the introduction of copper/nickel clad coins and the rising demand of Silver. The public saved them for their 90% Silver content as a rainy day fund they can fall back on.
The history of Kennedy Half Dollars
Kennedy Half Dollars were a direct result of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Discussion of creating these 90% Silver Half Dollars occurred within hours of the assassination, and Congress authorized the production of the Silver coins shortly thereafter. Due to quick authorization, the design of the Silver coins was based on a preexisting Kennedy portrait sculptor Gilroy Roberts made for the U.S. Mint’s Presidential medal series. The reverse of this Silver bullion is a modified version of the presidential seal created by then-U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro.
Why invest in Kennedy Half Dollars?
Kennedy Half Dollars are considered by many to by a wise investment because they provide the opportunity to add to your Silver holdings at a lower price point. As legal tender U.S. Silver coins, these 90% Silver coins are also popular because they are easy to liquidate due to their worldwide recognition. While these Silver coins, and other 90% Silver coins, are often called junk Silver, the coins are anything but junk. These junk Silver coins are composed of .900 fine Silver and the coins are packaged in convenient 20-coin rolls.
Invest in Kennedy Half Dollars made of a Precious Metal that increases in value with Silver demand.
While buying Silver coins, bars and rounds creates part of the demand for the Precious Metal, industrial applications and Silver jewelry and décor account for the lion’s share of demand for Silver. In 2014, the demand for Silver amounted to 1.07 billion ounces, with 196 million ounces used for Silver coin and bar production. When you buy Silver coins, you are buying a Precious Metal that is growing in demand as more uses are discovered for this Precious Metal that contains unique properties, such as being able to withstand extreme temperatures, conduct electricity and reflect light. Silver prices are affected by the overall demand for Silver, and the value of the Precious Metal increases when the demand is greater than the supply.
Save Kennedy Half Dollars and other Precious Metals in secure storage.
After buying Kennedy Half Dollars, you may wonder how best to store your Precious Metal investment. Browse the inventory at APMEX for coin tubes to hold your 90% Silver half dollars and protect your Silver coins from external moisture by adding a dehumidifying desiccant to your container. We also have storage boxes for larger Silver coin purchases, which can also be used to hold Silver bars and rounds. Another option for Silver coin storage is to store your Silver coin investment offsite with Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of APMEX managed by Brink’s.