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40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars

40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars
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$ 5 Face $4.49 $41.10
$ 1000 Face $3.99 $8,080.00
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(4.9 out of 5)

Low Price 40% Kennedy Half Dollars!

When the US Mint abandoned silver coinage, they didn't do it all at once. The Kennedy half dollars, or 50 cent pieces, were minted using 40% silver from 1965 - 1970. Meanwhile, dimes and quarters which had been 90% silver otherwise referred to as a junk silver coin, were produced as clad coins with zero silver content starting in 1965.

The Kennedy half dollar silver coins featuring John F. Kennedy were first issued in 1964, at 90% purity. Production began just prior to the decision to eliminate the silver standard in United States Mint coins. These circulating coins were designed to honor Kennedy who was assassinated in November 1963. Congress authorized the new design within a month of Kennedy's death and the Mint began production in January 1964.

Kennedy Half Dollar Coins did not circulate very successfully. Americans tended to hoard the Kennedy silver coins, because of the precious metals content, making the coin values increase. They also felt that the JFK Half Dollars, were a memento of the popular president and therefore considered them to be more of a commemorative coin versus money. Later, the rising silver price resulted in many of these coins being melted and converted to other silver bullion products.

The good news for silver investors is that these Kennedy Silver Half Dollar coins often have less wear than the more popular 90% silver coins, which circulated more widely over a longer period of time. And they are almost always the cheapest option when it comes to silver, especially when it comes to official US silver coinage.

A 40% half dollar coin will often sell at a minimal amount over its melt value. Investors can be sure the 40% half dollars are one of the cheapest ways to buy silver. They are not always available, but when inventory is available it tends to move quickly!

Product Specifications

Mint Facility: United States Mint
Denomination: $.50 USD
Date: 1965 - 1970
Quality / Type: Circulated
Purity: 40%
Metal Weight: .295 Ozs Silver per $1 Face Value (.1475 ozs Silver per coin)
Diameter: 30.6mm (1.205")
Thickness: 2.15mm (.085")
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: John F Kennedy
Reverse: The Presidential Seal which features an Eagle & Shield

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We are buying this item back daily, and we pay you promptly!

Our current buy pricing is $6.66 per $1 face value and we will buy up to 1,000 ounces at this price. Simply call us on any weekday to lock pricing at 1-800-800-1865.

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Shipping Info

Expedited shipping may be available for an extra fee. Please call 1-800-800-1865 for a quote.

We take great pride in the way your order is packaged and delivered.

You can expect:

  • Prompt Shipping – We ship orders shortly after your payment has been cleared – generally within 2 business days.
  • Fully Insured – We fully insure all shipments with Lloyd's of London.
  • Privacy – Your package will have no external markings that provide any clue as to the contents. Because we insure packages with Lloyd's of London, we do not declare a value or insure with the carrier.
  • Accountability for Package Contents – Your order will be packed under video surveillance, weighed and double checked prior to shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
  • Professional Packaging – Your order will be packaged securely and professionally.
  • Certain Exclusions – Empty US Mint Silver Eagle boxes and Copper Pennies are not eligible for free shipping
  • Tracking – We will provide you with the carrier's tracking number for your shipment so you can monitor its progress and plan for delivery.
  • Signature Confirmation – Delivery carriers are instructed to request a signature upon delivery (on orders containing at least 4 ounces or more worth of silver, or any gold order).
Cost to Ship & Insure
(absent periodic special offers for free or discounted shipping)
Insured Value Cost
Up to $499.99 $7.97
Insured Value Cost
$500.00 + FREE

Customer Reviews

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Brings a piece of mind

By Steven H. on March 10th, 2023

This was my fourth 40% Kennedy order I received from MME , I know they’re not 90% or .999 but something about them gives me peace about investing in them . They were in great condition and no wear , packaging and delivery was perfect as always !

Well worth the money

By Ephraim G. on February 21st, 2023

Most were brilliant uncirculated but I got some that have very very nice patina on them very happy with my purchase

Very happy!

By Patricia I. on May 6th, 2022

It's official. I'm 100%addicted to junk silver coins. Is there a 12-step program for this?? My coins arrived in good shape, thank you

40% well spent and saved

By ZACHARY V. on May 5th, 2022

A total zero brainer. Buy and hold, you can't really loose. Simple. Click.

First order with Money Metals

By Jeremiahh B. on April 30th, 2022

I am extremely pleased with my order! I bought $10 face and was very surprised it showed up 2 days early! I am new to stacking and the first online seller I bought from was very impersonal. It seems Money Metals actually wants me to return as a customer. The best part of my order was when I opened up my little black velvet bag, one of the half dollars was gold plated! If they wanted to lure me to place more orders with that coin, it worked! I will be placing my next order very soon. Thanks!

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