1964 50C Accented Hair, DCAM (Proof)

Series: Kennedy Half Dollars 1964 to Date

PCGS PR69DCAM

PCGS PR69DCAM

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HAIR COMPARISON

HAIR COMPARISON

PCGS PR68+DCAM

PCGS PR68+DCAM

PCGS #:
96801
Designer:
Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
31.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
3,950,762
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR68DCAM estimated grade
10 PR67DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68DCAM estimated grade
#10 PR67DCAM PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The Accented Hair design is believed to have been the first design used to strike Proof Kennedy Half Dollars in 1964.

The Accented Hair variety displays extra hair, right above Kennedy’s ear, as opposed to a regular coin which will have less hair above the ear. The Accented Hair variety will also be missing most of the lower left serif on the letter, I, of the word, LIBERTY.
Jacqueline Kennedy the wife of John F. Kennedy played a major role in the production of Kennedy Half Dollars. Initially, the John F. Kennedy design was intended to replace the Washington Quarter design. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested that the Washington Quarter design be left alone. As a result, the Franklin Half Dollar was replaced with the Kennedy Half Dollar design.
Soon after, the Accented Hair variety was used to strike the first Proof Kennedy Half Dollars. Mrs. Kennedy also requested that the Accented Hair variety be slightly modified, so that the hair strands right above the ear on the coin would be less prominent. This made the Accented Hair variety a one year type and even then, it was only used to strike some Proof Kennedy Half’s in 1964.
Since the 1964 Proof Kennedy Half with the Accented hair variety was replaced the same year, the Accented Hair variety became somewhat scarce compared to the regular issue proof coins of that year. Less than 5% of the entire 1964 Proof Kennedy Half Dollar mintage is believed to have the Accented hair variety.