The JFK Half Dollar is one of the nation’s largest denominations for circulation coins. In addition to being the largest denomination in circulation, the coin is also a popular piece for use in special, collectible series. Merrick Mint often reimagines the obverse design of these coins with colorized visuals. Now, Yellowstone National Park 150th Anniversary JFK Half Dollar Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in plastic capsules with a small display and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Colorized visuals honor the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park!
- Real, legal tender Half Dollars!
- Contains a cupronickel alloy.
- Issued a face value of $.50 (USD) by the United States.
- An American bison stands amidst scenes from Yellowstone National Park on the obverse.
- Modified presidential seal on the reverse.
The JFK Half Dollar Coin is one of the most recent coin designs from the United States Mint, at least in terms of circulation currency. Introduced in 1964, it replaced the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar and is one of three current US coin denominations that was once available with actual silver content. Today, however, the coins are all produced for circulation with cupronickel alloys.
Another unique facet of the JFK Half Dollar is the speed with which the design was developed and introduced. Following President Kennedy’s assassination in late November, 1963, a rapid movement took place to overhaul the Franklin Half Dollar with the effigy of President Kennedy. The design was formalized in January 1964 and the first coins left the mint for circulation in March 1964, just four months after President Kennedy’s death.
An American bison is shown in the enhanced, colorized field on the obverse of Yellowstone National Park 150th Anniversary JFK Half Dollars. The design elements on this side have been enhanced with colorized images showcasing Old Faithful in the background as a bison stands on a mound of grass in the foreground.
For the reverse design of Yellowstone National Park 150th Anniversary JFK Half Dollars, you will find the image of the modified presidential seal. This is the same design featured on all circulation versions of the coin and shows the bald eagle in front-facing relief with the US national shield, an olive branch, and the arrows of war.
These Yellowstone National Park 150th Anniversary JFK Half Dollar Coins are available with plastic capsules with a small display. Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and honors the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park. The park was established in 1872, becoming America’s first-ever national park.
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