Kennedy Half Dollar 1974-D Double Die BU

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    The 1974-D Double Die Kennedy Half Dollar is the only major variety type produced for the series. In 1974, the die for the half dollar, in Denver, struck some of the coins twice. Oftentimes in the coin world, mistakes lead to popularity and the double die is no different. Some places on the coin where the double die is noticeable is on the motto, "In God We Trust," and the "T" in Liberty. Double die features are more prominent on the right side of the coin than the left. The 1974-D Double Die Kennedy Half Dollar is in brilliant uncirculated condition and never lasts long in our inventory!

    John F. Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States for two years before being assassinated in Texas. The most famous events Kennedy had to deal with, in his shortened term, was the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, the building of the Berlin Wall, and the Civil Rights movement. Kennedy was only the president for a short time but his legacy lives on even more than 50 years later. 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 US Mint struggled to produce more to meet the demand but the coins never made it to circulation.

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    • Year: 1974
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