1971 Kennedy Half Dollar
The 1971 version of the Kennedy Half Dollar is worth on average $80.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $0.50. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.
- Year: 1971
- Mint: No Mint Mark
- Type: Kennedy Half Dollar
- Mintage: 155,164,000
- Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
- What's it worth?: $80.00 to $0.50
1971 was the year the United States mint switched from 40% silver planchets to planchets with a copper core and outer nickel shell.
There are instances of 1971 Silver Half Dollars being accidentally created and released into the public money supply. Leftover silver planchets sitting at the bottom of bins were included mixed with the modern copper nickel half dollars and fed into minting machines. The dies then struck these coins and they are somewhere out there in circulation.
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Check out the price chart for the top coins in this series. Prices based off high end conditions that have been certified.
|$80||1971 Kennedy Half Dollar|
|$75||1966 Kennedy Half Dollar|
|$65||1964 D Kennedy Half Dollar|
|$25||1964 Kennedy Half Dollar|
Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.
|1971 D Silver||
40% Silver 1971 Half Dollar errors were created using leftover silver planchets fr...
|1964-1975 Double Die||1964-1975 many DDO (Double Die Obverse) or DDR errors. When the front or obverse is n...|
|1964 Accented Hair||Kennedys wife ask that his hair be updated on the coins. The mint added accents to hi...|
|Waffled||Waffled or mint cancelled errors for the Kennedy Half Dollar are out there....|
|Clipped Planchet||Clipped Planchet errors occur when the planchet is clipped. It looks like someone too...|
|Rotated Dies||Rotated Die errors occur when the die is rotated. Flipping the coin over reveals a co...|
|Missing Clad||Missing Clad - 1971 and beyond. The 75% copper, 25% nickel clad jacket will be partia...|
|Off Center Strike||
Off Center Kennedy Half Dollar Strikes occur when the planchet and the die come to...
No FG Kennedy Half Dollars lack the FG initials of the chief engraver Frank Gaspar...
Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.
|1970 D||1970 was the last year with the 40% silver Kennedy Half Dollars....|
|1966||1966 Kennedy Half Dollars are considered by some to be semi key or key dates....|
|1964||1964 is a semi key date as it is the first year the Kennedy Half Dollar was issued. A...|
|1964 D||1964 is a semi key date as it is the first year the Kennedy Half Dollar was issued. A...|
The mint mark is located just under the neck of president Kennedy. If not present the coins was minted in Philadelphia.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) is featured on the front (obverse) of this coin. Shortly after he was assasinated on November 22, 1963, the coin design was created and the coins were rushed into production the following year.
The Kennedy Half Dollar has a weight of 12.50 g.