America’s current circulation coin denominations all have designs rooted in the 20th century. Each of the major denominations, from the penny up to the half dollar, feature a bust of a former US President on the obverse with varying symbols on the reverse. One of the “newest” designs in this range is the Kennedy Half Dollar, a coin with a design introduced in 1964. Right now, JFK Gold Plated Half Dollar Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in separate capsules with individual display stands!
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Beautiful gold-plated coin!
- Authentic US legal tender coin!
- Features two Gold-Plated US Half Dollars!
- Bears a face value of $.50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- On the obverse is President John F. Kennedy.
- The reverse features the modified US Presidential Seal.
- 24-karat gold layering!
Each JFK Gold-Plated Half Dollar Coin available to you in this JM Bullion listing is an authentic US legal tender 50-cent coin. Though these coins have the metallic composition of cupro-nickel, the modern standard for American circulation coins as of 1964, each one of these pieces has collectible flair courtesy of its finish. After production at the US Mint, these coins were enhanced with a layer of 24-karat gold for added visual brilliance and collectible appeal. The coins also come with a Certificate of Authenticity. This two-coin set features a coin with a “D” mint mark from the Denver Mint and another with a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Although these circulation US half dollars have a cupro-nickel alloy, each one has a beautiful layer of 24-karat gold applied across the entirety of the obverse and reverse design fields. The Kennedy Half Dollar is notable as the last US coin to have been released by the US Mint into circulation with 90% silver content. The dime and quarter switched to cupro-nickel with the 1964 release, but the 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar was produced in its first year with 90% silver. From 1965 to 1970, the coins had 40% silver content. As of 1971, all Kennedy Half Dollars use cupro-nickel.
On the obverse side of JFK Gold-Plated Half Dollar Coins, you will find a right-profile bust of President John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy Half Dollar Coin is the only coin in US history to feature the effigy of a President that was actually approved by that President. Gilroy Roberts modified this bust for the half dollar in 1964, but he had originally created it in 1962 for the Presidential Medal Series and it was approved at the time by President Kennedy.
The reverse face of JKF Gold-Plated Half Dollars comes with a modified version of the US Presidential Seal. Frank Gasparro completed this design in 1964 as a modified version of his previously-produced version of the seal for the President John F. Kennedy appreciation medal.
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