1964 Half Dollar|1964 Kennedy Half Dollars: Last Year For The 90% Silver Half

The 1964 half dollar would likely have been a Franklin half dollar had it not been for the unfortunate events of November 22, 1963.

1964 Kennedy half dollars were issued to commemorate the fallen president and the coin was designed just 5 days after his death. The Franklin half had only been in production 15 years and was not due for replacement for 9 more years.


The 1964 half dollar was released as a tribute to President Kennedy, and it marked the end of an era in coin collecting as well. The 1964 half dollar was hoarded by collectors as well as the average citizen due to the overwhelmingly positive sentiment for the late President. Then the US went off its silver standard in 1965 and this caused the 1964 Kennedy half dollars as well as all other silver coinage to rapidly disappear from circulation.

As a result of this, the 1964 half dollar is most often seen with little to no wear, with uncirculated examples being extremely common.

The 1964 Kennedy half dollars had a mintage of 277,254,766 coins at the Philadelphia Mint and 156,205,466 coins from the Denver Mint. Proofs were struck in Philadelphia. The coins are 90% silver and contain .3617 ounces of pure silver. Any circulated coins will be worth their silver content. In XF-40 they are valued at $5.75 and in MS-60 they are worth $6. In MS-65 this coin books for $20.

A popular way to buy the 1964 half dollar is by the roll.

An uncirculated 1964 half dollar bank roll will carry a premium over its silver value, and even circulated rolls will sell well as silver is very popular with the poor monetary policy of our government at this time. Buying the 1964 half dollar in quantity is a way to hedge against the inflation our government's runaway inflation is sure to bring.

5 Rolls 40 Silver Kennedy Half Dollars 100 Coins 1965 1969 D
5 Rolls 40 Silver Kennedy Half Dollars 100 Coins 1965 1969 D
$315.00 (3 Bids)
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1965 GEM BU 40 SILVER KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR
1965 GEM BU 40 SILVER KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR
$6.49
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4 1965 Kennedy Half Dollars Free Shipping
4 1965 Kennedy Half Dollars Free Shipping
$12.13 (4 Bids)
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Half Dollar Kennedy Silver Clad From Special Mint Set 1965 40 Silver
Half Dollar Kennedy Silver Clad From Special Mint Set 1965 40 Silver
$7.99
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Lot of 40 Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver 1965 1970
Lot of 40 Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver 1965 1970
$64.99 (15 Bids)
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Lot of 40 Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver 1965 1970
Lot of 40 Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver 1965 1970
$34.00 (10 Bids)
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1965 P Silver Kennedy Half 1 2 Dollar
1965 P Silver Kennedy Half 1 2 Dollar
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1965 1966 1967 SMS Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Run 3 Gem Special Mint Set Coins
1965 1966 1967 SMS Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Run 3 Gem Special Mint Set Coins
$17.16 (11 Bids)
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LOT OF 5 40 SILVER KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS 1965 1969AU BU
LOT OF 5 40 SILVER KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS 1965 1969AU BU
$15.95
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1965 50C SMS Special Strike Kennedy Half Dollar
1965 50C SMS Special Strike Kennedy Half Dollar
$31.99
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Lot of 11 Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver 1965 1969
Lot of 11 Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver 1965 1969
$20.50 (2 Bids)
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Very Nice 1966  1965 JFK Silver Half Dollars Nice 00G
Very Nice 1966 1965 JFK Silver Half Dollars Nice 00G
$7.99
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US 1965 50c UNC
US 1965 50c UNC
$3.15 (6 Bids)
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VINTAGE CIRCULATED 1965 HALF DOLLAR KENNEDY COIN 40 SILVER US MONEY CURRENCY
VINTAGE CIRCULATED 1965 HALF DOLLAR KENNEDY COIN 40 SILVER US MONEY CURRENCY
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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5 coin set 40 Silver clad Kennedy half dollar run 1965 1966 1967 1968D 1969D
5 coin set 40 Silver clad Kennedy half dollar run 1965 1966 1967 1968D 1969D
$19.99
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1965 kennedy half dollar in cello
1965 kennedy half dollar in cello
$2.30 (4 Bids)
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USA 1965 50c Fifty Cent Half Dollar Silver Coin
USA 1965 50c Fifty Cent Half Dollar Silver Coin
$4.55
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1965 Kennedy Half Dollar 40 Silver SMS Special Mint Set US Coin
1965 Kennedy Half Dollar 40 Silver SMS Special Mint Set US Coin
$9.95
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10 FV Roll 20 Coins Kennedy 1965 69 Halves 295 OZ Pure Silver NR
10 FV Roll 20 Coins Kennedy 1965 69 Halves 295 OZ Pure Silver NR
$41.00 (8 Bids)
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1965 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR NGC MS 67 SMS Special Mint Set 50c
1965 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR NGC MS 67 SMS Special Mint Set 50c
$70.00
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One Response to “1964 Half Dollar|1964 Kennedy Half Dollars: Last Year For The 90% Silver Half”

  1. I keep on being astounded at the gold price lately. Was just seeing how it has gone up one more time. What do you think the ceiling for it will be?

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