Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Weight: 12.5 grams
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Near the end of 1963 there was a strong public outcry for a coin to honor President John F. Kennedy. Congress authorized the United States Mint to issue a half dollar 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, these half dollars have been a favorite among collectors.