Kennedy Half Dollar 1965 BU

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    Although there were less Kennedy Half Dollars minted in 1965, than in 1964, the 1965 Kennedy Half Dollar is more accessible and is offered at a lower premium. When the Kennedy Half Dollar was first conceived, just one month after John F. Kennedy's assassination, lines around the US Mint buildings were endless. The US Mint couldn't keep up with the demand for the new half dollar, lending to zero actually being put into circulation. The fact that their were more people than coins minted, over 273 million to be exact, reveals not only how much Kennedy was loved by his country but also, the prediction of 90% silver becoming more valuable someday couldn't be more accurate.

    From 1965-1970, the US Mint put 40% silver into the Kennedy Half Dollars, with a 60% copper-nickel alloy. Although 40% silver content is still better than clad, the 1965 Kennedy Half Dollar doesn't have as much intrinsic value as the 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar. In 1965, the Philadelphia Mint produced over 65 million half dollars, resulting in easily accessible coins. Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro were the sculptors who had the honor of designing the Kennedy Half Dollar. Needing a design quickly, the US Mint approved of a design the two had created for a presidential medal that was liked by the late president. His widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, wanted his portrait to be on the half dollar denomination. In just one short month, a new half dollar was being minted by the millions, and the public was ready for it. The Kennedy Half Dollar series carries loads of history for any collectors to appreciate through the years. This series is also ideal for beginner collectors, providing low premiums coins for any budget.

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    • Year: 1965
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