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Kennedy (1964 to Date)

Gilroy Roberts, chief engraver of the Mint from 1948 to 1964, designed the obverse of this coin. His stylized initials are on the truncation of the forceful bust of President John F. Kennedy. The reverse, which uses the presidential coat of arms for the motif, is the work of Frank Gasparro, who was appointed chief engraver in February 1965. A few of the pieces dated 1971-D and 1977-D were struck in silver clad composition by error.

Kennedy (1964 to Date)
1964 | 1965 - 1970 | 1971 to Date | 1776 - 1976 | 1977 to Date | Special Modern Gold Coins

Silver Coinage (1964)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1964
    Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.36169
    Melt Value (silver): $6.77

Silver Clad Coinage (1965 - 1970)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1965 - 1970
    Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
    Weight: 11.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • outer layers of .800 silver and .200 copper bonded to inner core of .209 silver, .791 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.14790
    Melt Value (silver): $2.77

Clad Coinage and Silver Proofs (1971 to Date)

The design was slightly modified several times between 1971 and the present.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1971 to Date
    Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
    Weight: 11.340 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper
    Edge: reeded

Bicentennial (1776 - 1976)

In an open contest for the selection of suitable designs for the special Bicentennial reverses of the quarter, half dollar, and dollar, Seth G. Huntington’s winning entry was featured on the half dollar. It shows Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the center device. The obverse was unchanged except for the dual dating 1776–1976. Bicentennial half dollars were struck during 1975 and 1976 and were used for general circulation as well as being included in Proof and Uncirculated sets for 1975 and 1976.

Coin Attributes

  • Description: Copper-nickel Clad
    Design Years: 1976
    Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Seth Huntington
    Weight: 11.340 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper.
    Edge: reeded
  • Description: Silver Clad
    Design Years: 1976
    Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Seth Huntington
    Weight: 11.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • outer layers of .800 silver, .200 copper bonded to inner core of .209 silver, .791 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.14792
    Melt Value (silver): $2.77

Eagle Reverse Resumed (1977 to Date)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1977 to Date
    Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
    Weight: 11.340 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.7500 copper, 0.2500 nickel
    Edge: reeded

Special Modern Gold Coins

Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-67Cam Proof. Proof.
  • PF-68DC Proof. Proof.
  • PF-69DC Proof. Proof.
  • 1964
  • 273,304,004
    • 1964, Proof
    • 3,950,762
      • 1964D
      • 156,205,446
        • Description
        • Mintage
        • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
        • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
        • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
        • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
        • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
        • PF-67Cam Proof. Proof.
        • PF-68DC Proof. Proof.
        • PF-69DC Proof. Proof.
        • 1965
        • 65,879,366
          • 1965, Special Mint Set
            • 1966
            • 108,984,932
              • 1966, Special Mint Set
                • 1967
                • 295,046,978
                  • 1967, Special Mint Set
                    • 1968D
                    • 246,951,930
                      • 1968S, Proof
                      • 3,041,506
                        • 1970S, Proof
                        • 2,632,810
                          • Description
                          • Mintage
                          • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
                          • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
                          • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
                          • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
                          • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
                          • PF-67Cam Proof. Proof.
                          • PF-68DC Proof. Proof.
                          • PF-69DC Proof. Proof.
                          • 1971
                          • 155,164,000
                          • 3
                          • 1971D
                          • 302,097,424
                            • 1971S, Proof
                            • 3,220,733
                              • 1972
                              • 153,180,000
                                • 1972D
                                • 141,890,000
                                  • 1973D
                                  • 83,171,400
                                    • 1974
                                    • 201,596,000
                                    • 3
                                    • 1974D
                                    • 79,066,300
                                      • Description
                                      • Mintage
                                      • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
                                      • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
                                      • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
                                      • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
                                      • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
                                      • PF-67Cam Proof. Proof.
                                      • PF-68DC Proof. Proof.
                                      • PF-69DC Proof. Proof.
                                      • 1976
                                      • 234,308,000
                                      • 3
                                      • 1976S, Silver Clad
                                      • 11,000,000
                                        • 1976S, Silver Clad, Proof
                                        • 4,000,000
                                          • Description
                                          • Mintage
                                          • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
                                          • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
                                          • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
                                          • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
                                          • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
                                          • PF-67Cam Proof. Proof.
                                          • PF-68DC Proof. Proof.
                                          • PF-69DC Proof. Proof.
                                          • 1977D
                                          • 31,449,106
                                            • 1982P
                                            • 10,819,000
                                              • 1988s, Proof
                                              • 3,262,948
                                                • 1992S, Silver, Proof
                                                • 1,317,579
                                                  • Description
                                                  • Mintage
                                                  • AG-3 About Good. About Good.
                                                  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
                                                  • PF-67Cam Proof. Proof.
                                                  • PF-68DC Proof. Proof.
                                                  • Description
                                                  • Mintage
                                                  • AG-3
                                                  • MS-60
                                                  • MS-63
                                                  • MS-64
                                                  • MS-65
                                                  • MS-66
                                                  • MS-67
                                                  • PF-65
                                                  • PF-67Cam
                                                  • PF-68DC
                                                  • PF-69DC
                                                  • 1964
                                                  • 273,304,004
                                                    • 1964, Proof
                                                    • 3,950,762
                                                      • 1964D
                                                      • 156,205,446
                                                        • 1965
                                                        • 65,879,366
                                                          • 1965, Special Mint Set
                                                            • 1966
                                                            • 108,984,932
                                                              • 1966, Special Mint Set
                                                                • 1967
                                                                • 295,046,978
                                                                  • 1967, Special Mint Set
                                                                    • 1968D
                                                                    • 246,951,930
                                                                      • 1968S, Proof
                                                                      • 3,041,506
                                                                        • 1970S, Proof
                                                                        • 2,632,810
                                                                          • 1971
                                                                          • 155,164,000
                                                                          • 3
                                                                          • 1971D
                                                                          • 302,097,424
                                                                            • 1971S, Proof
                                                                            • 3,220,733
                                                                              • 1972
                                                                              • 153,180,000
                                                                                • 1972D
                                                                                • 141,890,000
                                                                                  • 1973D
                                                                                  • 83,171,400
                                                                                    • 1974
                                                                                    • 201,596,000
                                                                                    • 3
                                                                                    • 1974D
                                                                                    • 79,066,300
                                                                                      • 1976
                                                                                      • 234,308,000
                                                                                      • 3
                                                                                      • 1976S, Silver Clad
                                                                                      • 11,000,000
                                                                                        • 1976S, Silver Clad, Proof
                                                                                        • 4,000,000
                                                                                          • 1977D
                                                                                          • 31,449,106
                                                                                            • 1982P
                                                                                            • 10,819,000
                                                                                              • 1988s, Proof
                                                                                              • 3,262,948
                                                                                                • 1992S, Silver, Proof
                                                                                                • 1,317,579
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