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

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  • Description:

    Due to the extreme hoarding of the Kennedy Half Dollars in 1964, the 1964 Kennedy Half is a coin in high demand. Upon the half dollar's 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. The US Mint produced over 273 million and couldn't keep up with the demand. The 90% Silver Kennedy Halves Roll BU 1964-P contains 20 1964-P Kennedy Halves, each in pristine brilliant uncirculated condition. Through the years, 1964 Kennedy Halves have resurfaced but finding them in BU condition is a challenge.

    The US Mint strongly desired to produced a coin in honor of President Kennedy but never imagined why they would eventually end up minting one. Within hours of JFK's assassination, Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro were contacted to see if their previous designs for another coin could be used on the new half dollar. The US Mint strongly desired to give Kennedy a larger denomination, such as the dollar, half dollar, or quarter. President Kennedy had approved of the sculptors design for a Presidential Medal so Roberts' obverse design and Gasparro's reverse design comprised the half dollar. On the obverse, President Kennedy is pictured, along with the coin's date of mintage and the word, "Liberty" across his head. The reverse is of the US National Seal with the coin's 50 cent denomination.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1964
    • Diameter: 30.6 mm
    • Mint Mark: P
    • Thickness: 2.15 mm
    • Grade: Rolls

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