90% Silver Proof 1964 Kennedy Halves Roll (20pcs.)

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    Usually, the San Francisco Mint is responsible for the production of the proof coins but in 1964, the Philadelphia Mint minted over 3.9 Kennedy Half Dollars. Compared to the larger mintages of the BU coins, the few million mintages of the Proof are considered extremely competitive. It is believed only 100,000, out of 3.9 million minted, 1964 Proof Kennedy Half Dollars actually come with a full head of hair on the late president. Ever since this discovery, the 1964 Proof Kennedy Halves are in high demand. The 90% Silver Proof 1964 Kennedy Halves Roll consists of 20 proof coins, stacked in a coin tube. Each coin will be in prime proof condition and carry 1964 as its date of mintage.

    One month after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the US Mint quickly released the new half dollar. Replacing the Franklin Half Dollar, the new Kennedy Half Dollar's design was already an existed work by sculptors, Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro. By already having a prominent design at hand, the Philadelphia Mint was able to produce over 273 million brilliant uncirculated coins in 30 short days. Upon their release in March of 1964, almost the entire collection disappeared from the market. Collectors rushed to hoard thousands of these historical gems, while others wanted them for their 90% silver content. Then, there were those Kennedy fans, who just wanted something to remember the late president by. The Mint even drastically increased production but were unsuccessful in giving others the ability to enjoy the new half dollar. 1964 was also the last year of the US Mint using 90% silver in their coins and changing the metal to 40% so this also could have affected the public's intense reaction to hoarding them.

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    • Year: 1964
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