Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kennedy Half Dollar (1964 - present)

After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the Mint started working on a design for the half dollar in the memory of the popular president. The coin was minted starting 1964. The obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar was designed by Gilroy Roberts, chief engraver of the Mint, and it portrayed John F. Kennedy facing left, surrounded at the top by LIBERTY. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was placed at the bottom, above the date. The reverse was designed by Frank Gasparro to display the president's coat of arms - an adaptation of the Great Seal of United States. The mintmark is located on the reverse below the olive branch in the eagle's right claw. The coins were very popular from the moment they were released in circulation. The Kennedy half was struck in silver only in 1964 and again from 1992 till present. The half dollar was also struck in silver clad and copper-nickel clad. Kennedy half dollar are also available in Uncirculated and Proof condition.

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