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|$ 10 Face||$0.05||$44.20|
|$ 1010 Face +||
Please call for our best pricing - 1-800-800-1865
|(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 was actually 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 momento 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|
We are buying this item back daily, and we pay you promptly!
Our current buy pricing is $4.08 per $1 face value and we will buy up to 2,000 ounces at this price. Simply call us on any weekday to lock pricing at 1-800-800-1865.
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You can expect:
|Up to $99.99||$6.97|
|$100.00 - $499.99||$9.97|
|$500.00 - $999.99||$12.97|
By Lendell D. on March 17th, 2019
Purchased $60 FV Alot of high grade coins. Will be purchasing more silver in the near future. Thanks MMX
By Scott T. on May 18th, 2018
I'm a first time customer of MMX. I ordered $40 FV of these coins and was excited to sort through them upon delivery. Most of the coins I received were in very high grade condition. Surprises included two 1976-S proofs, a 1967 special mint set with proof cameo and luster, and best of all, a 1970-D in flawless condition. All this at under spot?! I will definitely be ordering these again soon!
By Paul S. on May 16th, 2018
As long as you have enough room in your storage, this is a great bargain. Cheaper than spot. Out of $200 face value, had one slider. MMX made up by giving 2 extra coins. No complaints. Since they are newer montage, no wear is noted, and there is full value. If I have space, I’ll get more
By Timothy T. on April 16th, 2018
This is my first purchase of %40 silver halves. I wound up with two nice surprises in $20 face value. One %90 silver 1964 and one 1967 S proof. Great buy at under spot price. I will definitely be buying more!
By Kregg D. on January 30th, 2018
Wish I had bought more. Very nice, bright coins. New to precious metals and these are an easy choice.
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