In January 1964, just two months after the 35th President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated, the Kennedy Half Dollar program was started as a tribute. The Kennedy half dollars were initially produced using 90% silver, but the silver composition was reduced to 40% in 1965. When silver was eventually eliminated from Kennedy halves in 1971, it was one of the last circulation silver coins produced by the US Mint.
These half dollars are an exceptionally economical way of investing in silver. These Kennedy halves are in $10 face value bags, making them an easy and inexpensive purchase. Though some individuals describe these coins as junk silver, the price of silver is greater than the coin's face value, making them popular among silver collectors. Furthermore, 90% is considered a somewhat safer investment since regardless of the fluctuations in the silver price, the lowest value of these half dollars will always be 50 cents because of the face value.
The obverse of these silver coins will feature a left-facing profile of the 35th President with the words “LIBERTY” at the top with “1964” minted at the bottom. The US motto of “IN GOD WE TRUST” is minted above the year as well.
The reverse features the official US seal surrounded by small stars and the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” & “HALF DOLLAR”.
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