Kennedy Half Dollar 2003-S Proof

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    The 2003-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar is in stunning pristine condition and is the clad proof half dollar minted for this date. The 2003-S contains a strong mirror-like finish with a matte finished Kennedy portrait. Only 2.2 million were minted, drastically comparable to the over 3 million of other years. The first Kennedy Proof was produced in 1964 then the proof production was halted until 1968. The San Francisco Mint has been wowing collectors since 1854 and has set a precedent for strong strikes and bold dies. The coin's mintage date is also inscribed on the obverse, as well as the "S" mint-mark. The reverse features the US National Seal, with the eagle's talons occupied with arrows and olive branches. The 2003-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar is packaged in a generic coin flip to provide protection during shipment.

    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.

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    • Year: 2003
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