1964 90% US Silver Kennedy Half Dollars CIRCULATED
Grade B - Wear is minimal however marks , discoloration and evidence of circulation will be obvious.
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|Obverse Image:||John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States.|
|Reverse Image:||Eagle holding an olive branch (peace) and arrows (strength). The thirteen stripes represent the 13 colonies. The horizontal bar across the top represents Congress forming one government from many. Fifty stars representing the fifty states encircle the eagle. [ ? ]|
|Metal Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Total Weight:||12.5 grams|
|Comments:||Only two months after Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, the first Kennedy Half Dollars were struck at the mint|
The mint produced Kennedy half dollars at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark or P), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S).The mint mark is located on the reverse of the 1964 coin located on the left-hand side just below the eagle's claw.
The United States Mint first produced the Kennedy half dollars in 1964 a few months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The nation was in mourning after the assassination of this popular president. Congress moved quickly to pass a law (Public Law 88-256) to eliminate the Franklin half dollar design and create a coin to commemorate President John F. Kennedy. Gilroy Roberts created the portrait of Kennedy on the obverse and Frank Gasparro sculpted the heraldic eagle on the reverse based upon the Great Seal of the United States.
- Year: 1964
- Grade: Circulated
- Mint Mark:Varies
- Metal Content: 90%
- Diameter:30.6 mm
- Weight: 12.5 Grams