JOHN F. KENNEDY SILVER

First minted in 1964 by the U.S. Mint and designed by Gilroy Roberts, the Kennedy Silver Half Dollar coin is intended as a memorial to assassinated President John F. Kennedy and was authorized by Congress a month after his death. The original 1964 version was minted 90% silver, the 1965-70 versions were only 40% silver and the coins from 1971 contain no silver.

Coin Facts

  • Manufacturer: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Denomination: .50 (US)
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Thickness: 2.15 mm
  • Diameter: 30.6 mm

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