Kennedy Half Dollar 1972-S Proof

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    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.

    When the US Mint decided to discontinue the 40% silver coins, they were also removing value from the Kennedy Half Dollars that would be minted after. The Proof Kennedy Halves would only come from proof sets minted and were no longer minted for the series. The US Mint also decided to stop making public announcements concerning the coins, so collectors didn't know what to expect from year to year. The 1972-S half was minted by the San Francisco Mint and contains the mirror-like proof finish that so many collectors go crazy for. Roughly, 3.2 million were minted in 1972, lending to their accessibility and lower premiums.

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    • Year: 1972
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