If you’re looking through your spare change jar for valuable coins, it’s likely that you’re really looking for Silver Kennedy Half Dollars. These coins have been popular collectables for decades. Prior to 1970, Kennedy Half Dollars were produced by the United States mint with 40% pure silver bullion.
In addition to their base value in fine silver, these half dollars retain a level of unique value for collectors, especially due to their limited mintage years. Hero Bullion is happy to offer $1 face value packages of Silver Kennedy Half Dollar coins. Each coin individually bears a face value of fifty cents, or $.50 USD.
These coins are backed by the United States government. Although the U.S. Mint no longer distributes circulation coins with actual silver and gold content, the face value attached to these coins means that they can still be used as currency at any U.S. establishment. Not that you’d ever want to spend these coins on products or services; the silver content makes these coins far more valuable than half a dollar each.
- Random year: 1965-1970.
- Fine silver, .295 Troy Ounces per $1 face.
- Face value: $.50 USD each.
- Obverse Depiction: Former President John F. Kennedy.
- Reverse Depiction: The legacy Presidential Seal of the U.S.
John F. Kennedy’s legacy is cemented in the minds of millions of Americans. He is commemorated on the Kennedy Half Dollar. These coins are still being minted today, and are eagerly anticipated by coin collectors all over the world.
Their annual release is a hallmark of the U.S. Mint. However, the most valuable Kennedy Half Dollars were minted in the period of 1965 to 1970. These coins were struck with 40% pure silver, adding an additional source of value to the already coveted silver coins.
The obverse of the Silver Kennedy Half Dollar is a portrait of President John F. Kennedy. The word “liberty” is inscribed above his head, and the phrase “in God we trust” and the mint year are inscribed below. For millions of Americans, Kennedy symbolizes a golden age in American optimism; his assassination marks one of the most traumatic moments in recent American history.
On the reverse, a modified version of the American Presidential seal is centered, along with an inscription of “The United States of America,” as well as the face value of the coin. The motto of the United States, “E pluribus unum,” is inscribed on a banner within the seal, which depicts a bald eagle holding a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its mighty talons.
Two half dollars come in this package, shipped and prepared carefully to avoid damage. The total face value in this package is $1, and both coins come circulated. The level of circulation is randomized, but the coins are guaranteed to be from one of the five years in which the coins are composed of 40% pure silver.