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.

1965 SMS 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS66 Cameo cert3449610 003
1965 SMS 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS66 Cameo cert3449610 003
$76.78 (9 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
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1965 SMS 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS67 cert3448529 018
1965 SMS 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS67 cert3448529 018
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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1965 P BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED SILVER BUSINESS STRIKE KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR
1965 P BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED SILVER BUSINESS STRIKE KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR
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1965 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS67
1965 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS67
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1965 SMS 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS68 cert3546104 021
1965 SMS 50C Kennedy Half Dollar Coin NGC MS68 cert3546104 021
$157.50 (3 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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7 Half Dollars 1965 1967 1968 1969 1971 1976 1984 no reserve
7 Half Dollars 1965 1967 1968 1969 1971 1976 1984 no reserve
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Half Dollar 40 Silver Kennedy Coins 1965 1967 Lot x24 Estate Unresearched
Half Dollar 40 Silver Kennedy Coins 1965 1967 Lot x24 Estate Unresearched
$74.00 (4 Bids)
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Lot of 20 40 Silver 1965 1970 Kennedy Half Dollars Almost 3 oz of silver
Lot of 20 40 Silver 1965 1970 Kennedy Half Dollars Almost 3 oz of silver
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1964 1965 Kennedy Half Dollars MS 64 PCGS 2 coins
1964 1965 Kennedy Half Dollars MS 64 PCGS 2 coins
$36.23 (18 Bids)
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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
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13 1965 1970 Kennedy Half Dollar coins 40 silver
13 1965 1970 Kennedy Half Dollar coins 40 silver
$33.33 (4 Bids)
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20 1965 1969 US KENNEDY 40 SILVER Half Dollar COINS Ungraded XF BU
20 1965 1969 US KENNEDY 40 SILVER Half Dollar COINS Ungraded XF BU
$56.78 (29 Bids)
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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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1965 1968 KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS
1965 1968 KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS
$18.00 (1 Bid)
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Lot of ten 1965 1966 Kennedy half dollars
Lot of ten 1965 1966 Kennedy half dollars
$30.00 (1 Bid)
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1965 SMS SILVER PROOF LIKE KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR FROM A SPECIAL MINT SET
1965 SMS SILVER PROOF LIKE KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR FROM A SPECIAL MINT SET
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Lot of 4 Kennedy dollars 1 each 1965 19661967 1968
Lot of 4 Kennedy dollars 1 each 1965 19661967 1968
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1965 SMS Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver From Mint SMS Coin Sets
1965 SMS Kennedy Half Dollars 40 Silver From Mint SMS Coin Sets
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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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