Silver Kennedy Half Dollar

  • Manufactured: 1964
  • Fineness: 90.0%
  • Tax Status: No sales tax
  • Mint: United States Mint
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Buy Silver Kennedy Half Dollar coins online. The Silver Kennedy Half Dollar was first minted in 1964 as a fifty-cent coin. intended as a memorial to the assassinated 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by the congress just over a month after his death.

With its reeded edge, the coin has a diameter of 30.6 millimeters and a thickness of 2.15 millimeters. The coin has a silver purity of 90.0 %. The coin has a mass of 12.50 grams. Designed by Gilroy Roberts, the obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of John F. Kennedy facing the right side of the coin. The effigy captures the head and the neck region of the John F. Kennedy. He was the President of the United States of America from 20th January 1961 to 22nd November 1963. His death came as a result of assassination. The text “LIBERTY” is inscribed at the top of the coin; from the mid-left side to the mid-right side.  The text “IN GOD WE TRUST” s engraved on the lower part of the coin. the edge of JFK’s neck divides the text into two: two the left and to the right. The year of coinage is at the bottom of the coin- “2015”.

The reverse of the Silver Kennedy Half Dollar coin features the presidential seal centrally positioned. The seal comprises of an American eagle displayed holding in his dexter talon an olive branch and in his sinister a bundle of thirteen arrows, all proper and in his beak a scroll inscribed “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, the motto. The shield that contains thirteen pieces argent and gules, a chief azure which is upon the breast of the eagle. The seal is encircled by five-pointed stars which are the same in number as stars on the flag of United States. The name “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” is engraved from the mid-left to the mid-right along the edge, clockwise. The monetary denomination, “HALF DOLLAR”, is engraved at the bottom of the coin.

The coin is produced by the United States Mint until now. Both collectors and traders of the coin can buy Silver Kennedy Half Dollar coins online exempt from sales tax or VAT, making it a popular investment choice for investors who are interested in American Silver coins.

Additional information


United States Mint

Country of Origin

United States


11.34 gm

Pure Silver Content

0.36169 Troy oz




30.61 mm