Kennedy Half Dollar 1969-S Proof

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    The US Mint desired to have President Kennedy on either the dollar, half dollar, or quarter. Once the president passed, his widow Jacqueline Kennedy desired to have his portrait on the half dollar. Sculptors, Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro, had already designed a special presidential medal that wasn't released yet when they were notified of the new half dollar. Using Robert's obverse design and Gasparro's reverse design of the medal, the new Kennedy Half was born. In 1964, the Philadelphia and Denver Mints produced millions of the half dollar, resulting in millions being hoarded by collectors or investors since it was the last year for the 90% silver coins.

    The 1969-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar was the second to last year the US Mint used 40% silver in their coins. After 1970, it would only be for special coins that the 40% silver would be used. Only the Denver and San Francisco Mint participated in the Kennedy series in 1969, with the San Francisco Mint producing 2.9 million of the proofs. The first Kennedy Proof was produced in 1964 then the proof production was halted until 1968. The San Francisco Mint has been wowing collectors since 1854 and has set a precedent for strong strikes and bold dies. The 1969-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar contains a strong mirror-like finish with a matte finished Kennedy portrait. The coin's mintage date is also inscribed on the obverse, as well as the "S" mint-mark. The reverse features the US National Seal, with the eagle's talons occupied with arrows and olive branches. The 1969-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar is packaged in a generic coin flip to provide protection during shipment.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1969
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