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The Kennedy Half Dollars were issued to memorialize the slain leader, John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963. The coin was and continues to be extremely popular even today. The two designers involved in creating this coin, were the US Mint’s chief engraver Gilroy Roberts, for the obverse, and the reverse was designed by his assistant engraver Frank Gasparro.
Now you can buy the 1964 Silver Kennedy Half Dollars in a 20-coin roll with a face value of $10 in total.
Why Buy Kennedy Silver Half Dollars?
The coins have great historical significance.
On November 22, 1963, America lost a young and vibrant leader, President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas while he was on a political trip to Texas. Within hours after his death, the US Mint was considering bringing out a new coin to honor the assassinated leader. The Mint Director, Eva Adams, informed the chief engraver, Gilroy Roberts, that he wanted him to create a design for this new coin as soon as possible.
Due to the time constraint, Gilroy had to use the already existing bust of Kennedy, also his design, that was used for the Mint’s Presidential series. While Gilroy was given the responsibility of designing the obverse, the reverse was trusted to assistant graver Frank Gasparro, who had designed the reverse for the Kennedy medal.
It was not yet decided as to which denomination would be chosen for the new coin. The recently widowed Jacqueline Kennedy had chosen the half dollar to honor her husband as she did not want to replace George Washington on the quarter dollar.
The obverse featured a handsome left facing bust portrait of Kennedy. All the features were up to the mark including his iconic smile and coiffure. After the trial strikes were minted, Mrs. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy were invited to view them. Once they got the approval, the Mint went ahead to strike the coins.
Since it had been only 16 years since the Franklin Half Dollars came into circulation, to introduce a new coin, a congressional act was required as per the 1890 law. According to the law, a coin has to serve for up to 25 years before it can be replaced by a new coin without the congressional act. A bill authorizing the Kennedy Half Dollar was passed on December 30, 1963. On January 30, 1964, the first set of coins were struck at the Denver Mint followed by the Philadelphia Mint the next week.
The coin is extremely popular, it hardly went into circulation as people started hoarding the coins right from the beginning of its release.
Bullion Exchanges is pleased to offer $10 Face Value 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars 90% Silver 20-Coin Roll (Uncirculated) at one of the most competitive prices in the industry.
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|Actual Weight||7.15 troy oz (Approx)|
|Gross Weight||247 grams (Approx)|