Half dollar in silver minted by the Kennedy dollar;

The US Mint created Kennedy Silver Half Dollars from 1964 to 1970, however only the 1964 coins were 90% silver. The precious metal was.36169 ounces per strike that year.

Kennedy Silver Half Dollars were made from 40% silver with.1479 ounces of pure silver from 1965 to 1970 by the US Mint. Circulation-quality Kennedy Half Dollars from subsequent years are clad without silver.

The 1948 Franklin Half Dollars were replaced by the Kennedy Silver Half Dollars. Franklins were usually struck for ten years before being replaced. After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Congress demanded the change a decade early, and these half dollars appeared three months later.

An image of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, is depicted on the obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar. The picture is facing left.

Gilroy Roberts, who had previously served as the chief engraver of the United States Mint, was the one who finished the picture. He constructed it based on the Kennedy Inaugural Medal, which he had created two years before.

Liberty, IN GOD WE TRUST, and the year are inscribed around the image. The mintmark appears on the obverse of Kennedy half dollars from 1968 forward, just above the date.

Frank Gasparro, the head engraver of the Mint, is responsible for designing the presidential coat of arms that is displayed on the back of the Kennedy Silver Half Dollar.

The inscriptions "HALF DOLLAR" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" are placed all around the design, which has an eagle as its centerpiece.

It was found that the bottom left corner of the depiction of the coat of arms included half dollar mintmarks that had the year 1964 imprinted on them. This was discovered.

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