Kennedy Half Dollars
The shot heard around the world in 1963, a bullet from an assassin's weapon that ended the life of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, is still remembered on the annually produced half dollar struck in his honor. The Kennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a fifty-cent coin currently issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.
The original 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar version was minted in 90% silver, the 1965-1970 versions were only 40% silver.
All of the Kennedy Half Dollars we sell are directly from U.S Proof And Uncirculated Sets and are visually inspected by us.