40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars

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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 before 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. 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 best deals on silver coins. 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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Our current buy pricing is $6.04 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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  • Steven C.
    February 6th, 2024
    JFK coinage...
    Outstanding. How do you call this junk silver? Clean off some tarnish and you get nice coins if collecting is your thing. I just love to stack it... Thanks MMX!
  • Jace H.
    January 6th, 2024
    The Kennedy Way
    I recently purchased a sizeable amount (to me anyway) of Kennedy Half Dollars. I did so because I wanted some smaller amounts of silver to barter with when the SHTF, LOL! As always Money Metals Exchange exceeded my expectations... ALL of them were in either good or great condition and some even looked uncirculated! Thanks MME, I'll be back!!
  • nathan j.
    December 14th, 2023
    Best place to do business
    I bought some of these silver half dollars was extremely satisfied trust worthy place to do business would not think of doing business with anyone else.
  • Tim H.
    October 26th, 2023
    Always happy to get more
    Extremely satisfied with everything I have ordered
  • Christopher B.
    October 20th, 2023
    Happy customer in Texas
    These 40% silver coins are an excellent product. All are in good to very good condition. One '66 plain mint is absolutely pristine. Several have a nice patina as well. Another home run MMX.