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40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars

40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars
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Lowest Price Per Ounce of Any Silver Product!

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, were produced as clad coins with zero silver content starting in 1965.

The half dollar 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 US coins. The coin was designed to honor Kennedy who was assasinated in November 1963. Congress authorized the new design within a month of Kennedy's death and the Mint began production in January 1964.

The coins did not circulate very successfully. Americans tended to hoard the coins, both because of the precious metals content and because they were a momento of the popular president. Later, the rising silver price resulted in many of these coins being melted and converted to other silver products.

The good news for silver investors is that these 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.

40% half dollars often sell at a discount to their melt value. That's right, 40% halves are just about the only way to buy silver below the spot price. They are not always available, but when inventory is available it tends to move quickly!

Product Specifications

Mint Facility: US 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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We are buying this item back daily, and we pay you promptly!

Our current buy pricing is $4.01 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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Shipping Info

We take great pride in the way your order is packaged and delivered.

You can expect:

  • Prompt Shipping – We ship orders shortly after your payment has been cleared – generally within 2 business days.
  • Fully Insured – We fully insure all shipments with Lloyd's of London.
  • Privacy – Your package will have no external markings that provide any clue as to the contents. Because we insure packages with Lloyd's of London, we do not declare a value or insure with the carrier.
  • Accountability for Package Contents – Your order will be packed under video surveillance, weighed and double checked prior to shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
  • Professional Packaging – Your order will packaged securely and professionally.
  • Tracking – We will provide you with the carrier's tracking number for your shipment so you can monitor its progress and plan for delivery.
  • Signature Confirmation – All shipments must be signed for so you can rest assured that your shipment will not be left on the doorstep or in your mailbox.
Cost to Ship & Insure
(absent periodic special offers for free or discounted shipping)
Insured Value Cost
Up to $49.99 $6.97
$50.00 - $99.99 $7.97
$100.00 - $199.99 $9.99
$200.00 - $299.99 $11.99
$300.00 - $399.99 $12.99
$400.00 - $499.99 $13.99
Insured Value Cost
$500.00 - $599.99 $14.99
$600.00 - $699.99 $15.99
$700.00 - $799.99 $16.99
$800.00 - $999.99 $17.99
$1,000.00 + FREE

Customer Reviews

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Nice results!

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!

Great offer

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

Great Experience

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!

Excellent Deal

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.

Can't beat this deal!

By Robert S. on January 10th, 2018

Best way to prepare for the coming money crisis or just make a good investment. Where else can you buy silver under spot.