Kennedy Half Dollar 1966 BU

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    The Philadelphia Mint minted a little over 108 million Kennedy Half Dollars in 1966. Although the US Mint stopped using 90% silver in their coins to save money, the 40% Kennedy halves are almost as popular. In brilliant uncirculated condition, the 1966 Kennedy Half Dollar will come packaged in a coin flip to ensure proper protection while in transit. Philadelphia was once the capital of the US and housed the first mint facility in history. The Philadelphia Mint still stands today, a little over 200 years old, and has seen every coin series ever produced in the US. Leaving no mint-mark on its coins, the Philadelphia Mint is still the mother branch for all US Mint branches.

    When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, within hours, the US Mint had a plan to produce the next half dollar with his portrait on the obverse. Sculptors, Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro, were approached since they had previously designed a coin of President Kennedy for a medal. This design was even approved by the late president so there were no hesitations when it came to completing the die for the half dollar. Robert's obverse design and Gasparro's reverse design worked together to make the Kennedy Half Dollar. Not only was the design popular, but the Mint couldn't make enough to stay in circulation. As the Kennedy Half Dollar continued to be minted, it's numismatic and intrinsic values began to slowly strip away. Apart from a few Kennedy halves, that carry higher premiums, the series is ideal for a beginner collector. New Kennedy halves are still being minted today and is something collectors look forward to on a yearly basis.

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    • Year: 1966
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