One Full Roll 20 Coins - High Grade 1973-d Kennedy Half Dollars Clad $10 Face V For Sale
TheKennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a currently struckfifty cent coinissued by theUnited States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated PresidentJohn F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptorsGilroy RobertsandFrank Gasparroalloweddiesto be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.
The coins vanished from circulation soon after their release in April 1964 due to collectors, hoarders, and those interested in a memento of the late president. Although the Mint greatly increased production, the denomination still failed to circulate. Continued rises in the price of silver increased the hoarding—many early Kennedy half dollars have been melted for their silver. Starting with 1965-dated pieces, the percentage of fine silver was reduced from 90% to 40% (silver clad), but even this change failed to restore the coin to circulation.
In 1971, silver was eliminated entirely from the coins. A special design for the reverse of the half dollar was issued for theUnited States Bicentennialand was struck in 1975 and 1976. In addition tobusiness strikes, special collector coins were struck for the Bicentennial in silver clad; silver proof sets in which the dime, quarter and half dollar were struck in 90%silver were first minted in 1992. Even though ample supplies of half dollars are now available, their circulation is extremely limited. Since 2002, Kennedy half dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors, and are available through the Mint.
This roll contains 20 - 1973-D Kennedy Clad Half Dollars. They are in excellent condition. The most worn of them is XF in my opinion. Some of them are AU. These half dollars were minted in Denver in 1973 and thus they are more than 39 years old. For being that old they show very little wear. The ones you see in the photos are the ones you will receive. Good luck in your offerding.
NOTICE: This full roll also contains a half roll of 1973-D Kennedy Half Dollars that are offered for sale at the same time. Thus no one may buy both this roll and the half full roll I just mentioned. If someone places a offer on either this roll or the half roll mentioned I will cancel the sale for the roll (or half roll) which has not received a offer. It is not my intention to mislead anyone only to provide the greatest flexibility in my the way I structure my sales. I appreciate your understanding.
Composition:Cupro-Nickel: 8.33% Ni, Balance Cu Weight:11.340 g Diameter:1.205 in., 30.61 mm Thickness:2.15 mm Edge:150 reeds
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One Full Roll 20 Coins - High Grade 1973-d Kennedy Half Dollars Clad $10 Face V: $18