Kennedy Half Dollars - APMEX offers a superb selection of Silver Kennedy Halves in roll and bag quantities. As 1963 drew to a close, there was a strong public outcry for a coin to honor our martyred President John F. Kennedy. Congress authorized the US 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 and Frank Gasparro designed the reverse featuring the presidential coat of arms. Since its debut in 1964, these Half Dollars 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.
Are 1964 Kennedy Halves real Silver?
Many investors and traders question whether or not the half dollar is actually Silver or not? Prior to 1965, the Kennedy half Silver dollar was made of a 90% pure Silver alloy. This means the coin contains 0.36169 of an ounce of Silver. However from the years 1965 to 1969, the United States Mint reduced the amount of Silver content in the Kennedy half dollar from 90% to 40%. Then, in 1971, Silver metal content was eliminated from the JFK half dollar altogether.
Value of a Kennedy
A 1964 Kennedy Silver Half value has different monetary value based off the coin’s grade or condition. For example, a half dollar that is considered average circulated will have less value than a half dollar that is considered brilliant uncirculated. Then there are graded 1964 Kennedy halves where premium graded half dollars can fetch hundreds or thousands of dollars for a single coin.
Kennedy Half Coins Supply and Demand
When looking at the value or worth of 1964 Silver half dollars, you also have to consider supply and demand. When supply is low and demand is high, this will drive the value of these Silver coins up. This type of activity can happen during a “hot market.”
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