Kennedy Half Dollar 1989-D BU

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    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. President Kennedy is on the obverse, as well as the coin's date of mintage. The reverse displays the US National Seal, which is an eagle with outspread wings and talons holding onto olive branches and arrows. The coin's 50 cent denomination is also inscribed on the reverse. The 1989-D Kenned Half Dollar has a mintage of just over 23 million and is in brilliant uncirculated condition. The Denver Mint heavily participated in the production of the Kennedy Half Dollar from start to finish and placed its mint-mark on the reverse of every half dollar.

    When the Kennedy Half Dollar was first conceived, just one month after John F. Kennedy's assassination, lines around the US Mint buildings were endless. The US Mint couldn't keep up with the demand for the new half dollar, lending to zero actually being put into circulation. The fact that their were more people than coins minted, over 273 million to be exact, reveals not only how much Kennedy was loved by his country but also, the prediction of 90% silver becoming more valuable someday couldn't be more accurate. The Kennedy Half Dollar series carries loads of history for any collectors to appreciate through the years. Nowadays, the Kennedy series is collected by history fanatics, beginner collectors, and those who still hold an admiration for the only Roman-Catholic president.

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    • Year: 1989
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