Who is on the Kennedy Half Dollar Coin?

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.

Kennedy Half Dollar Original Kennedy Half Dollar

Most valuable coins in this series

$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.

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

No FG Kennedy Half Dollars lack the FG initials of the chief engraver Frank Gaspar...

Key Dates to remember and note.

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...

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Common Questions

The mint mark is located just under the neck of president Kennedy. If not present the coins was minted in Philadelphia.

Mint Mark Example Image

The Kennedy Half Dollar has a weight of 12.50 g.


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