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Total Price Each
|$ 5 Face||$3.49||$42.40|
|$ 1000 Face||$2.99||$8,340.00|
|$ 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.
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 $499.99||$7.97|
By sue f. on June 10th, 2021
I'm excited to have these coins. They are in great shape, packaged well and arrived safely. This is just my second purchase of silver and I'm having so much fun. MMX makes every transaction so easy and even newbie friendly. I didn't know what I was doing but, I am learning so much through the site. I love that I can collect little by little.
By Frank M. on April 3rd, 2021
I ordered $20 face value initially. When the coins arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. There were a few coins that were a bit dirty or worn, but there was also a number that were almost in uncirculated condition. A couple coins were in need of care if you were to use them as a display. Overall, it was a good buy. I ordered another batch shortly thereafter. I have found some of the most competitive prices at Money Metals. Keep up the good work.
By Eric B. on March 31st, 2021
I received more Kennedys($5) today. That makes $20 worth this year &overall alot of them look brand new. I put several in flips or capsules. Im going to keep buying more while I can. Money Metals always delivers!
By Lorenzo T. on March 25th, 2021
Thanks a lot , will order again.
By Gerald D. on September 27th, 2020
I ordered a $1000 face lot of these. I absolutely love them. They were in average circulated condition with some better than others. They are great for when the fiat currencies around the world become worthless or devalued in the coming years. They are a great way to preserve wealth and actually hold a real investment in a commodity which is seeing more use and becoming more scarce. They will be great if we need something to barter with or trade for devalued or worthless fiat. Silver is a fire sale at these low prices!
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