We are pleased to introduce the CollecTons Keepers program, a new, exclusive series offered by our company. The 1st coin we present, CollecTons Keepers #1, features the rare 1970-D Kennedy Silver Half Dollar.
Why is the 1970-D Kennedy Silver Half Dollar a Coin Worth Keeping?
The 1970-D Kennedy Silver Half Dollar is a rarity in and of itself as it was never released for circulation, and stands out in numismatic history due to its impact on both collectors and the coin market as a whole. It is known as a key date coin and one every serious collector should obtain.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced plans to eliminate silver from the dime and quarter in favor of a clad (copper-nickel) composition. Additionally, the silver content of the half dollar was reduced from 90% to 40%. In 1969, the Treasury sought authorization to eliminate the half dollar's silver content, changing it to the same composition as the dime and quarter. The legislation dragged on for over a year before President Richard Nixon signed a bill on December 31, 1970 to eliminate silver from the half dollar. As a result of the delay, the mint never released 1970 half dollars for circulation. The 1970 half dollars produced in Denver were released solely in mint sets. The Mint never announced that 1970 half dollars would not be struck for circulation until after mint set ordering had closed, leaving many collectors angry and disappointed, and limiting the total number of half dollars coined. With a mintage of just over 2 million the 1970-D Kennedy is considered the "key" to the series.
Today, the 1970-D is still a highly sought after modern rarity due to the low mintage and high demand, causing this key date to be worth significantly more than its value in silver.
What makes the Collectons Keepers program special?
- Year: 1970
- Mint: Denver
- Mintage: 2,150,000
- Obverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts
- Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
- Composition: 40% Silver, 60% Copper
- Weight: 11.50 grams
- Diameter: 30.6mm
- Edge: Reeded
Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACS certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper.
Collect one or collect the entire series!