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|Add one more to your enviable collection of the formerly used currencies by getting the 1969, Kennedy Half Dollar home. Struck just two months after the unprecedented assassination of the 35th president of America, this Kennedy Half Dollar was marked as a tribute to John F. Kennedy. Initially this American coin was composed of 90 percent silver which was reduced to 40 percent later due to rising silver prices in 1965. First minted in early 1964, the 1969, Kennedy Half Dollar came as a replacement to the Franklin Half Dollar. The obverse image of this American coin that depicted Kennedy was designed by Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts while the reverse image of the coin has Eagle holding an olive branch (peace) and arrows along (strength), was designed by Frank Gasparro. Although this Kennedy Half Dollar entered in commerce in 1964, it did not do the rounds immediately because of the collectors’ hoarders who kept it for its silver content and as a memento of the slain patriot. This Kennedy Half Dollar, now an integral part of the American currency system has been through various changes over these years.|
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|Coinage Type||Circulation Coinage|
|Catalog Number||KM# 202a|
|Coin Name||Kennedy Half Dollar|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Obverse Designer||Gilroy Roberts|
|Reverse Designer||Frank Gasparro|
|Actual Weight (oz.)||0.148|
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