Coins With Hidden Value

The Kennedy 1964 Silver Half Dollar – $500-$1,500


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This briefly circulated coin is a rarity for more reasons than one. Kennedy half dollars were first minted a few months after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Originally, they contained 90% silver and 10% copper, but 1964 turned out to be the first and last year these rare coins were minted this way.

The following batch of Kennedy half dollars, minted between 1965 and 1970, were only made with 40% silver. Eventually, they did not contain silver at all. In uncirculated condition, these mostly silver half dollars honoring JFK are potentially worth anywhere from $500 to $1500.