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Total Price Each
|$ 5 Face||$3.49||$40.35|
|$ 1000 Face||$2.99||$7,930.00|
|$ 3000 Face +||
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|(0.2950 oz of silver content for every face value dollar)|
(4.9 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.
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!
|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|
We are buying this item back daily, and we pay you promptly!
Our current buy pricing is $6.79 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.
Learn more about the process for selling to us here.
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:
|Up to $499.99||$7.97|
By Steven H. on January 26th, 2023
I love these 40% Kennedy half dollars, they came in with no blemishes! These are perfect for my stacking goals . MME once again provided a wonderful product!
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
By ZACHARY V. on May 5th, 2022
A total zero brainer. Buy and hold, you can't really loose. Simple. Click.
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!
By Geoffrey S. on March 13th, 2022
Most of this had light to no wear. It is only 40% but it is still nice to have a bit in the stack. Some will be used to fill places in my coin books as well!
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