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Total Price Each
|$ 5 Face||$1.59||$42.00|
|$ 1000 Face||$1.29||$8,310.00|
|$ 3000 Face +||
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|(0.2950 oz of silver content for every face value dollar)|
(5 out of 5)
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.
The 40% half dollar coin will often sell at a discount to their melt value. That's right, 40% Kennedy halves are just about the only way for someone coin collecting or investing in precious metals to buy silver below the spot price. They are not always available, but when inventory is available it tends to move quickly!
|Mint Facility:||United States Mint|
|Date:||1965 - 1970|
|Quality / Type:||Circulated|
|Metal Weight:||.295 Ozs Silver per $1 Face Value (.1475 ozs Silver per coin)|
|Obverse:||John F Kennedy|
|Reverse:||The Presidential Seal which features an Eagle & Shield|
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|Up to $149.99||$6.97|
|$150.00 - $499.99||$9.97|
By John M. on July 24th, 2020
Been buying these for a couple years now, 480 coins total. I love having smaller coins that are recognizable, easy to use for trading should it come to that. I haven't yet gone through them looking to see if I got some bonus 90% coins, something to look forward too. My latest purchase was $506 on July 7th, now would be $646. Get 'em before they are gone!
By Eric N. on July 17th, 2020
Just received these in my order today. The look so shiny and new. It is some to cherish but also use if fiat money becomes worthless.
By Robert J. on May 15th, 2020
You never disappoint, 3 1967 proof many seem to be AU. GREAT STUFF, ORDERED ON FRI, CAME ON MON.. would've been here sooner, but weekends out here in the boonies delivery from usps is sketchy.
By James R. on April 8th, 2020
The half dollars we bought from Money Metals were in very good condition! We even received 2 1964 coins! Thanks so much for the fast delivery and great product. We have purchased all our silver from Money Metals!
By Lukas B. on March 12th, 2020
Came in good shape. Good value
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