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U.S. Kennedy Silver Bicentennial Half Dollar (1976) // Mint State Condition // Deluxe Display Box
The Kennedy Half Dollar is a classic American coin first minted in silver in 1964. For the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, a special reverse depicting Independence Hall was issued and all coins featured the dual date of 1776-1976. Today, they are seldom seen in circulation but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant mint-state silver example produced only for collectors that has been hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a plush-lined box with display easel, magnetic lid, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated 1976, and will match the quality of the one shown.
It has been said that every American alive in 1963 remembers exactly what he or she was doing the moment they heard that President Kennedy was assassinated. Of all these memorials, one that may very well persist the longest is the Kennedy half dollar. Within a few days of his tragic death, serious consideration was underway to place the President’s portrait on a new silver coin. Mrs. Kennedy asked that her husband not replace George Washington on the quarter and so President Johnson requested the half dollar.
The depiction of Kennedy on his inaugural medal was chosen for the obverse and the presidential seal from the same medal was chosen for the reverse. On March 24th, 1964, Americans waited in line for hours at banks across the country to acquire the new coin but supplies quickly ran out. Mintage continued at enormous levels, yet few of the coins ever achieved actual circulation. From its very inception, the Kennedy half dollar became a keepsake, cherished by generations of Americans.
3"L x 3"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: Kennedy Half Dollar (1964 to Present)
— Variety: 40% Silver Bicentennial (1976)
— Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
— Weight: 11.50 grams
— Diameter: 31.0 mm
— Composition: 0.400 silver, 0.600 copper
— Net silver weight: 0.1479 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: John F. Kennedy, facing left
— Obverse Inscription: IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Independence Hall
— Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / HALF DOLLAR / 200 YEARS OF FREEDOM / E PLURIBUS UNUM
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