We are pleased to offer for sale this 1976-S Bicentennial Kennedy
Silver Half Dollar
Gem BU. This
Dollar is in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
our BU Kennedy Half
Dollars have nice eye appeal and no major marks or
visible problems, representing a great value for the price.
Bicentennial Kennedy Silver Half Dollar is of great worth
collector or numismatist that needs to fill a hole in their BU Kennedy
Half Dollar set. These Kennedy Half Dollars
are taken from
either original BU Rolls or Mint Sets.
A special reverse was made for the Kennedy Half Dollar
to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States. The
design was selected through an open contest, and Seth G. Huntington's
image of Independence Hall in Philadelphia was the winning entry.
The obverse of the Kennedy
Half Dollar remained unchanged, except for the dual dating
Kennedy Half Dollars were struck during 1975 and 1976,
which meant that no Kennedy Half Dollars bearing the date 1975 were
The Kennedy Half Dollar
was first struck in 1964 as a
memorial to the recently assassinated American President, John F.
Kennedy. The U.S.
Mint and Congress moved very quickly
to make the coin a reality, and the coin was authorized by Congress
month after Kennedy's death.
consideration was being given to depicting Kennedy on one of the larger
coins, the silver dollar, half dollar, or quarter dollar. The president's widow
preferred that he be depicted on the half, as she did not want him to
George Washington on the quarter.
The Kennedy Half Dollar
was jointly designed by Gilroy
Roberts, the Chief Engraver, and Frank Gasparro.
Both men based their Kennedy
designs on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Medal.
This was necessitated by the time constraints
was responsible for
the obverse of both the medal and the Kennedy Half Dollar,
and made some minor
changes to his previous design, including altering Kennedy's hair at
request of Jaqueline Kennedy, as well as the addition of the words
IN GOD WE TRUST. The
reverse of the coin
features the Presidential Seal, adapted by Gasparro from the seal on
The 1976-S Bicentennial Kennedy
Silver Half Dollar BU is
comprised of an outer layer of .800 (80%) silver and .200 (20%)
copper and an inner core of .209 (20.9%) silver and .791 (79.1%)
copper. Overall composition is 40% silver with a diameter
of 30.6mm and a mass of 11.5 grams.
out all of our Kennedy
Half Dollars in Gem Uncirculated (BU) Condition!