Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Collecting Starter Set with Folders, Book, and Coins

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Our Coin Collecting Starter Set for Kennedy Half Dollars is both Inspiring & Educational!


This Coin Collecting Starter Set is a great way to learn about and start collecting the Kennedy Half Dollar Series!  Included are the Littleton Kennedy Half Dollar Folders One through Three, the Red Book of Kennedy Half Dollars, 3 different Silver Kennedy Half Dollars and 5 different Clad Kennedy Half Dollars to start your collection.
  • This four panel folder holds all of the business strikes from 1964 to 1985. It includes a total of 36 ports labeled with the year, mint, and mintage figures. Littleton's exclusive coin folders are handsome and durable. They measure 6.5" x 8.375" when closed to easily fit on your bookshelf. The exterior has a green leather-look with gold embossing.
  • This four panel folder holds all of the business strikes from 1986 to 2003. It includes a total of 36 ports labeled with the year, mint, and mintage figures. Littleton's exclusive coin folders are handsome and durable. They hold your coins securely and are 6.5" x 8.375" to easily fit on your bookshelf. Green leather-look with gold embossing on exterior.
  • This four panel folder holds all of the business strikes from 2004 to 2009. It includes a total of 36 ports labeled with the year, mint, and mintage figures. Littleton's exclusive coin folders are handsome and durable. They hold your coins securely and are 6.5" x 8.375" to easily fit on your bookshelf. Green leather-look with gold embossing on exterior.
  • Kennedy and Franklin Half Dollars are two of the most popular coins in American numismatics. This book explores the rationales behind the coins' values and gives added commentary on exceptional specimens.  This 278 page, illustrated, full color guide book offers authoritative information on the history, values, rarities, and grading of Kennedy and Franklin Half Dollars.
  • These Kennedy Silver Half Dollar coins are circulated and will grade Good or better. You will receive three unique Kennedy Silver Half Dollars with different dates and/or mint marks.
  • These Kennedy Clad Half Dollar coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Condition. You will receive five unique Kennedy CLAD Half Dollar coins with different dates and/or mint marks.

Information on the Kennedy Half Dollar Series

After 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 agreed upon.

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 Bicentenial, a small number of silver 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 for collectors.

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 and Philadelphia Mints, with the proofs struck in San Francisco.


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