Silver Kennedy Half Dollars make it easy to customize your Silver Holdings being made of 90% Silver and 40% Silver.
The first Kennedy Half Dollars were minted with 90% silver in 1964 just a few months after President Jon F. Kennedy’s assassination. Due to President Kennedy’s popularity and no doubt his untimely assassination, the 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars were hoarded by many of JFK’s mournful fans and supporters. 1964 was to be the last year US coins were minted in 90% pure silver. Beginning in 1965 all coins except the Kennedy Half dollar were minted of a combination of metals, mainly copper and nickle, leaving only the Kennedy Half Dollar with some silver content. Even though the silver content had been reduced to 40% Silver for Kennedy Half Dollars minted from 1965 through 1970, they to were hoarded to some extent due to their 40% silver content. Beginning in 1971 the Kennedy Half Dollars were made completely of a copper and nickle alloy. Vending machines were never outfitted to use half dollars and so the half dollar is a coin that is used less than probably any other. Kennedy half dollars from Provident Metals containing silver are still very valuable and collected not only their historical value but more particularly their silver content.
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