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90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars | $10 Tube | Circulated

90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars | $10 Tube | Circulated

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Discover the enduring legacy of President John F. Kennedy with our 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars. Commemorating the charismatic leader elected in 1960, these circulated coins encapsulate the essence of a pivotal era in American history.

Product Highlights:

  • Safely shipped in a plastic coin tube, preserving the historical significance of these coins.
  • A comprehensive set of 20 coins, collectively containing approximately 7.15 Troy oz of actual silver content.
  • Individual face values of $.50 (USD) affirming the intrinsic value of these coins, issued by the United States.
  • The obverse features the left-profile portrait of President John F. Kennedy, crafted by Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts.
  • The reverse showcases the modified presidential shield, complete with the American bald eagle, arrows, and olive branch.
  • Struck in 1964, these coins represent the only year with 90% silver content, a testament to the Coinage Act of 1965.

President Kennedy's impact on America extended far beyond his two-year term, marked by his eloquent speeches and vision for a brighter future. Unfortunately, his presidency was tragically cut short by his assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.

In the aftermath of this profound loss, the United States Mint swiftly sought to immortalize President Kennedy on one of the nation's larger silver coins. Initially considering the dollar, half dollar, and quarter, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy played a crucial role in selecting the half dollar as the most fitting tribute.

By January 1964, President John F. Kennedy's left-profile portrait graced the Kennedy Half Dollar, designed by Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The obverse also features engravings of "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and the year of issue.

Turn to the reverse, where the modified presidential shield takes center stage. This emblematic design incorporates the American bald eagle, alongside the traditional symbols of arrows and an olive branch in the eagle's talons.

All 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Coins offered here hail from the historic year of 1964, the sole year featuring .900, or 90%, silver content. Subsequent to 1964, the Coinage Act of 1965 ushered in changes that eliminated pure silver from circulation coins, making these Kennedy Half Dollars a unique and cherished piece of American numismatic history.


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