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