U.S. Half Dollars

U.S. Half Dollars

History of the U.S. Half-Dollar Coin

Though not commonly used today, half-dollar coins have a long history of heavy use alongside other denominations of coinage but have faded out of general circulation for many reasons. They were produced in fairly large quantities until the year 2002, when the U.S. Mint ceased production of the coin for general circulation. Presently, collector half dollars can be ordered through The Coin Shop.

The half-dollar was first minted in the year 1794 and has featured many designs throughout its history. One of the most notable designs is the Kennedy half-dollar, first minted in 1964, which was created in honor of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. The Kennedy half-dollar is still being minted today, although it is now primarily for collectors.

The decline in the usage of half-dollar coins is attributed to several factors, including their large size and weight, which made them less convenient to carry compared to other coins. Additionally, the increasing popularity of electronic transactions and credit cards has reduced the need for larger denominations of coinage in everyday commerce.

For collectors, half-dollar coins hold significant historical value and are a popular item among numismatists. Special editions, proof sets, and coins minted with 90% silver before 1971 are particularly sought after.

To learn more about half-dollar coins or to purchase them for your collection, you can visit The Coin Shop online or contact a reputable coin dealer.

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2014-D & P 2-Coin Set Clad 50c Kennedy 50th Anniversary High Relief
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2014-D & P 2 Coin Set Clad 50c Kennedy 50th Anniversary High Relief in Original Mint Packaging
This 2014-D & P 2 Coin Set Clad 50c Kennedy 50th Anniversary High Relief consists of two coins that have the classic Kennedy half dollar designs. On the obverse is the portrait of John F. Kennedy that United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Gilroy Roberts designed shortly after Kennedy’s assassination.
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2020-S Kennedy Half Dollar Proof
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2020-S Kennedy Half Dollar struck by the United States Mint, San Francisco.PROOF
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2020-D Kennedy Half Dollar
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2020-D Kennedy Half Dollar minted by the United States Mint, Denver.Uncirculated Condition
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2020-P Kennedy Half Dollar
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2020-P Kennedy Half Dollar minted by the United States Mint, Philadelphia.Uncirculated Condition
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2019-D Kennedy Half Dollar
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2019-D Kennedy Half Dollar minted by the United States Mint, Denver.
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2019-P Kennedy Half Dollar
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2019-P Kennedy Half Dollar minted by the United States Mint, Philadelphia.
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2018-S Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Proof
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2018-S Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Proof minted by the United States Mint, San Francisco in 90% Silver.
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