[SOLD!] Consigned: 1964 USA, American Eagle Silver, Kennedy Half Dollar (50 cents). XF+/AUNC/Scarce Rare!
We have on offer here, a 1964 USA, American Eagle Silver, Kennedy Half Dollar (50 cents). XF+/AUNC/Scarce Rare! This 50-cents coin is known as "The Kennedy Half Dollar".
"The Kennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a fifty-cent coin currently issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.
The silver coins vanished from circulation upon their release in March 1964 due to collectors, hoarders, and those interested in a memento of the late president. Although the Mint greatly increased production, the denomination was seldom seen in circulation. Continued rises in the price of silver increased the hoarding—many early Kennedy half dollars have been melted for their silver. Starting with 1965-dated pieces, the percentage of fine silver was reduced from 90% to 40% (silver clad), but even with this change the coin saw little circulation."