Kennedy Half Dollar 1970-D BU

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  • Product ID: 3445
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  • Description:

    Being the first time the public became excited at the prospect of a 40% silver coin, the 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar is a popular coin. Due to a hoarding epidemic, in 1964, the US Mint did not produce proof or mint sets and mint-marks on the coins. This was to discourage coin collecting so the US Mint could keep up with the demand. In 1970, the US Mint decided to stop producing the Kennedy Half Dollar for circulation but failed to make that known to the public. The lucky collectors who bought a mint set were unaware that the 1970-D Kennedy was considered to be rare and in high demand. By the time word got out that the 1970 Mint Set included the last 40% silver Kennedy, it was too late since the US Mint sold out of the mint set. The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar is in prime BU condition, exhibiting an unbroken sheen from rim to rim. The rare half dollar will be packaged in a coin flip to ensure protection while in transit.

    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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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1970
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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