Kennedy Half Dollar 1990-P BU

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    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. Kennedy still stands as the only Roman-Catholic president and the only president to win a Pulitzer Prize. 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.

    Beginning in 1980, the Philadelphia Mint began placing their mint-mark on their coins for the first time in over 200 years. The 1990-P Kennedy Half Dollar contains an mintage of almost 23 million produced and is available in prime brilliant uncirculated condition. The 1990-P Kennedy Half Dollar is comprised of a nickel-copper alloy and has a denomination of 50 cents. The 1990-P Kennedy Half Dollar will be packaged in a coin flip for protection while in transit and contains the "P" mint-mark.

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    • Year: 1990
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