are Brilliant Uncirculated. All of
our BU coins have nice eye appeal and no major marks or visible
problems. They are taken either from original BU rolls or Mint Sets.
from 1964 through 2013
from the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Mints.
President Kennedy's death in 1963, it was decided that either a
quarter or a half dollar should be issued in his honor. Mrs. Kennedy
did not want the Washington quarter replaced and the half dollar was
Initially the Kennedy Half Dollars
were minted in a 90% silver alloy.
Due to dwindling supplies of silver, the composition changed in 1965 to
a Copper, Nickel, Silver clad. The composition was changed again in
1971, to a Copper, Nickel clad, removing Silver completely. In 1992,
the San Francisco Mint began striking proofs composed of the original
Silver alloy. They continue to do so to this day.
The chief engraver for the Mint,
Gilroy Roberts, sculpted the obverse side while the reverse side was
designed by Frank Gasparro. To commemorate the Bicentennial of the
signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Mint held a competition
for new designs of the reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar in 1974. Seth
G. Huntington won the competition with a design showing Independence
Hall. In addition to the redesigned reverse, a double-date "1776-1976"
was added to the obverse. For the Bicentennial, a small number of
clad coins, consisting of an exterior plating of 80% silver and 20%
copper with an inner core of 20.9% silver and 79.1% copper were minted
From 1964 to 1967 Kennedy Half
Dollars were minted only in Denver and Philadelphia. From 1968 to the
present, business strikes have been struck at Denver (D) and
Philadelphia (P) Mints, with the proofs struck in San Francisco (S).