PMScoggin JFK 50C with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1964-Present) Coin Album

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1964-D/D 50C Repunched Mintmark MS65 PCGS #146077

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 1, Silver (1964) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 90% silver 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Denver Variety Type: Re-Punched Mint mark (RPM) General Type Description: The assassination of former President John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963 and many grieving people wanted to do something special in memory of the late President. Shortly thereafter, it was decided that Kennedy's portrait would be place on a U.S. coin. Initially Kennedy's portrait was going to be placed on a U.S. quarter. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested for George Washington's portrait to remain on the quarter instead of her late husbands. The second best choice was the Half Dollar coin. At the time, the Franklin Half Dollar coins were still being issued and the current law required that a coins design should remain on a circulating coin for at least 25 years before it can be changed. Consequently, Congress has to act quickly and change the law for the Half Dollar coins. In the end the Kennedy Half Dollar was approved, therefore, ending the Franklin Half Dollar series at least four years earlier than expected. By February 1964, the Philadelphia Mint struck its first Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation while the Denver Mint had already struck them just a week earlier.(Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Along with the FS-501 RPM, one of five D-mint “major” varieties recognized by PCGS, This re-punched mint mark (RPM) variety exhibits a doubled "D" mint mark to the "north" of the initial punch. Exemplar Notes: One of only six so graded, with none finer, this Gem was acquired 9/2014 from David Shelton.

1977-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6732

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 31,449,106 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Quality for the Kennedy Half Dollars seems to get better this year as examples of the 1977-D in MS66 and MS67 are much easier to obtain than in previous years. There is even 1 known example graded PCGS MS68. However, known examples in MS66 and higher are still somewhat scarce with less than 200 examples confirmed by PCGS in these grade ranges. Therefore, any example in MS66 or higher is considered a great find. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Exhibits light, even toning on both obverse and reverse sides. Encapsulated in an old green holder (OGH), this was acquired 6/2011 from Tim Clough.

1987-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6752

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,890,758 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollar is only the second in the series (following the 1970-D) to be produced and sold only via the U.S. Mint in Uncirculated Mint Sets as no regular business strike coins were produced for or released into circulation. As the Mint had announced in advance that that the coins would not go into circulation, this allowed collectors to purchase them directly from the Mint; as a result, production quantities for the 1987 Mint Sets were significantly higher than the previous year. Most 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars remain in high grade since they should have never entered circulation. Only examples in MS67 grade or higher appear to be scarce with less than several hundred examples surviving. Coins in MS68 condition are considered a condition census, since there are less than a dozen graded by PCGS with none being graded higher. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: This lustrous and lightly toned gem is one of only six graded MS68 with none finer (as of 9/2014) and was acquired 9/2014 from David Shelton.

1990-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6757

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 22,278,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1990-P Kennedy Half Dollar is fairly common in circulated grades up to about MS65 condition. In MS66 it becomes a little scarcer but can be easily pulled from Uncirculated rolls or Mint Sets. In MS67 condition it is a lot more difficult to find and finding one in this condition would be very tough, even in Uncirculated rolls or Mint Sets. Many examples in MS67 have already been graded and these go for a significant premium. There are no examples known in higher condition than MS67. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of about three dozen PCGS-graded MS67 gems with none graded finer (as of 5/2016). Ex- (Mark) Vennekotter Collection; acquired 11/2015 via Heritage Auctions.

1991-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6759

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 14,874,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1991-P Kennedy Half Dollar has one of the lower mintages in the Kennedy Half Dollar series, with the exception of several coins struck after 1998 as mintages were significantly lower for some issues after this year. The 1991-P Kennedy Half Dollars were struck decently and examples up to about MS65 can be found easily. In MS66 they are much more difficult but they are somewhat common that they can be purchased inexpensively either certified or raw. In MS67 condition they are very difficult to find and worth a significant premium. Anything grading higher than MS67 is a very rare coin, as few examples if any are known in this condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only two graded finer (as of 5/2016). Ex. (Mark) Vennekotter Collection; acquired via Heritage Auctions 11/2015.

1995-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6768

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 26,288,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1995-D Kennedy Half Dollar is really common in most grades, as it has a significantly large mintage of over 26 million coins struck. In MS67 condition it becomes scarce but with enough searching, there are probably still thousands of examples out there in bags and rolls. In MS68 condition they are very difficult to come by with less than a few dozen known and none have been confirmed in any higher condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. GRFN (Graham Napier). One of only six graded MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this lustrous superb gem was acquired 9/2013 via Ira & Larry Goldberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1997-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6772

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 19,876,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. GRFN (Graham Napier). One of only four graded MS68 with none graded finer (as of 5/2016), this lustrous gem was a Acquired 9/2013 via Ira & Larry Goldberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2001-P 50C MS68 PCGS #6780

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 21,200,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: This is the last year in which the Mint released Kennedy Half Dollars into circulation. Beginning in 2002, the Mint began selling the coins to collectors through bags and rolls. Therefore, in 2002 mintages dropped considerably compared to previous years. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts Exemplar Notes: Graded as MS68 with only two finer (as as 05/2016). Acquired 11/2015 from David Baker.

2002-P 50C MS68 PCGS #6782

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 3,100,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: In 2002 the Mint discontinued releasing uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollars into circulation. Instead, it sold the coins directly to the public in rolls, bag and as individual coins within the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Each set of rolls consisted of two rolls consisting of 20 coins each from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and was priced at $35.50. Each bag contained 200 coins—100 from each mint—and was priced at $135. Sales of both rolls and bags began on November 25, 2002. Exemplar Notes: Ex. (Mark) Vennekotter Collection. Graded as MS68 with none finer; acquired via Heritage Auctions 11/2015.

2004-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6786

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 2,900,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only four graded higher (as of 5/2016). Acquired 11/2015 from Dean Whitlock.

2005-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6788

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 3,800,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The first year for the Mint Set-issued "satin finish" coins makes the 2005 business strikes somewhat of a tough coin in high grade. With populations of only 10 in MS67, 5 in MS68 and one in MS69, several exemplars of the slabbed business strike coins are known to actually be lower grade satin finish strikes which have been improperly attributed. Exemplar Notes: A true MS67 business strike acquired 1/2016 from Jaime Haletky.

2009-P 50C Satin Finish SP68 PCGS #407278

WANTED: Upgrade to SP69 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,900,000 (Including both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: Graded SP68 with 25 finer (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 1/2016 from Richard Rude dba Bighorn Coin Co.

2010-P 50C Satin Finish SP68 PCGS #416790

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 1,700,000 (Including both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: Graded as SP68 with only 3 finer (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 1/2016 from Richard Rude, Bighorn Coin Co.

2011-P 50C MS68 PCGS #505191

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 1,700,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. (Mark) Vennekotter Collection. One of 18 graded MS68 with four graded higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired via Heritage Auctions 11/2015.

1964 50C MS67 PCGS #6706

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 1, Silver (1964) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 90% silver 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 273,304,004 General Type Description: The assassination of former President John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963 and many grieving people wanted to do something special in memory of the late President. Shortly thereafter, it was decided that Kennedy's portrait would be place on a U.S. coin. Initially Kennedy's portrait was going to be placed on a U.S. quarter. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested for George Washington's portrait to remain on the quarter instead of her late husbands. The second best choice was the Half Dollar coin. At the time, the Franklin Half Dollar coins were still being issued and the current law required that a coins design should remain on a circulating coin for at least 25 years before it can be changed. Consequently, Congress has to act quickly and change the law for the Half Dollar coins. In the end the Kennedy Half Dollar was approved, therefore, ending the Franklin Half Dollar series at least four years earlier than expected. By February 1964, the Philadelphia Mint struck its first Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation while the Denver Mint had already struck them just a week earlier.(Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars were composed of 90% silver, therefore making them a single-year type. The following years, or from 1965 to 1970, circulation strike Kennedy Half Dollars were struck in 40% silver. Exemplar Description: This gem is well-struck with rainbow-toning near the rims on both the obverse and, to a lesser extent, the reverse. One of less that four dozen graded as MS67 with none graded numerically finer; two in MS67+. This coin is encapsulated in an old green holder (OGH) and was acquired via Teletrade, 8/2009. Photography/Imaging c/o Ben Karr

1964-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6707

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 1, Silver (1964) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 90% silver 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 156,205,446 General Type Description: The assassination of former President John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963 and many grieving people wanted to do something special in memory of the late President. Shortly thereafter, it was decided that Kennedy's portrait would be place on a U.S. coin. Initially Kennedy's portrait was going to be placed on a U.S. quarter. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested for George Washington's portrait to remain on the quarter instead of her late husbands. The second best choice was the Half Dollar coin. At the time, the Franklin Half Dollar coins were still being issued and the current law required that a coins design should remain on a circulating coin for at least 25 years before it can be changed. Consequently, Congress has to act quickly and change the law for the Half Dollar coins. In the end the Kennedy Half Dollar was approved, therefore, ending the Franklin Half Dollar series at least four years earlier than expected. By February 1964, the Philadelphia Mint struck its first Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation while the Denver Mint had already struck them just a week earlier.(Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars were composed of 90% silver, therefore making them a single-year type. The following years, or from 1965 to 1970, circulation strike Kennedy Half Dollars were struck in 40% silver-clad. The 1964-D tends to be better struck than the 1964-P as there is at least one known example grading up to MS68 condition for the 1964-D. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: Well-struck with pleasing surfaces and iridescent rainbow-toning highlighting both the obverse and the reverse. One of less than four dozen graded as MS67 with only one graded higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 7/2010 via Teletrade. Photography/Imaging c/o Ben Karr

1964-D 50C MS65 PCGS #146011

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 1, Silver (1964) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 90% silver 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Denver Variety Type: Doubled-Die Obverse (DDO) General Type Description: The assassination of former President John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963 and many grieving people wanted to do something special in memory of the late President. Shortly thereafter, it was decided that Kennedy's portrait would be place on a U.S. coin. Initially Kennedy's portrait was going to be placed on a U.S. quarter. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested for George Washington's portrait to remain on the quarter instead of her late husbands. The second best choice was the Half Dollar coin. At the time, the Franklin Half Dollar coins were still being issued and the current law required that a coins design should remain on a circulating coin for at least 25 years before it can be changed. Consequently, Congress has to act quickly and change the law for the Half Dollar coins. In the end the Kennedy Half Dollar was approved, therefore, ending the Franklin Half Dollar series at least four years earlier than expected. By February 1964, the Philadelphia Mint struck its first Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation while the Denver Mint had already struck them just a week earlier.(Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: One of five D-mint “major” varieties recognized by PCGS, this doubled-die obverse (DDO) variety exhibits a strong spread on "IN GOD WE TRUST", date, "LI" and "TY" of "LIBERTY", designer's initials, and the hair on back of the head. Exemplar Description: An all-white gem acquired 9/2013 from Iuri Kortua.

1964-D/D 50C Repunched Mintmark MS65 PCGS #146077

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 1, Silver (1964) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 90% silver 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Denver Variety Type: Re-Punched Mint mark (RPM) General Type Description: The assassination of former President John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963 and many grieving people wanted to do something special in memory of the late President. Shortly thereafter, it was decided that Kennedy's portrait would be place on a U.S. coin. Initially Kennedy's portrait was going to be placed on a U.S. quarter. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested for George Washington's portrait to remain on the quarter instead of her late husbands. The second best choice was the Half Dollar coin. At the time, the Franklin Half Dollar coins were still being issued and the current law required that a coins design should remain on a circulating coin for at least 25 years before it can be changed. Consequently, Congress has to act quickly and change the law for the Half Dollar coins. In the end the Kennedy Half Dollar was approved, therefore, ending the Franklin Half Dollar series at least four years earlier than expected. By February 1964, the Philadelphia Mint struck its first Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation while the Denver Mint had already struck them just a week earlier.(Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Along with the FS-501 RPM, one of five D-mint “major” varieties recognized by PCGS, This re-punched mint mark (RPM) variety exhibits a doubled "D" mint mark to the "north" of the initial punch. Exemplar Notes: One of only six so graded, with none finer, this Gem was acquired 9/2014 from David Shelton.

1965 50C MS67 PCGS #6708

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 2, Silver Clad (1965-1970) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 40% Silver, 60% Copper Weight: 11.50 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 65,879,366 General Type Description: In 1965, because of rising costs, the Mint began reducing the amount of silver in the coins it produced. Silver was eliminated completely from the Dimes and Quarter Dollars, in favor of a new composition consisting of a copper core sandwiched between outer layers of copper-nickel. For the Half Dollar, the Mint reduced the amount of silver from 90% to 40%, but retained much of the whitish, silvery appearance of former years by placing most of the silver in the outer layers. The new Half Dollars became known as “Clad” Half Dollars, but this term is also used as a nickname for 1965 and later Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and One Dollars (clearly, the term refers more to the layered structure of the coins than to their metal content). This series ended in 1970, after which the composition was matched to the copper-nickel clad alloy of the Dimes and Quarter Dollars. No 1970 Half Dollars were produced for circulation; they are only available in Mint or Proof Sets. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: This is the second year of issue for the Kennedy Half Dollar series. This year the Mint changed the composition of circulation strike Kennedy Half Dollars (from 1965 to 1970 circulation strike Kennedy Halves were produced from 40% silver and 60% copper nickel). In 1965, the Mint also introduced Special Mint Sets which contained coins that were struck with a different finish than that of Uncirculated and Proof coins (utilizing overpolished dies). The Special Mint Sets were only sold to collectors and were produced from 1965 to 1967. The 1965 Kennedy Half Dollar has the lowest mintage for any Silver Clad Half Dollar struck for circulation from 1965 to 1969 and while it appears to be common in grades up to MS64, in MS65 it becomes a bit tough with several hundred in existence in this condition. In MS66, it is a bit scarce with possibly less than 200 examples known in this condition. In MS67 they become really scarce with probably less than 20 coins existing in this condition and none being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: Nicely struck, all white and one of only 16 graded as MS67, with none finer (as of 5/16). Acquired 7/2013 from Peter Catanzano, Pelham Rarities. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1966 50C MS67 PCGS #6709

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 2, Silver Clad (1965-1970) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 40% Silver, 60% Copper Weight: 11.50 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver (while generally classified as a Philadelphia minted coin due to its lack of mint mark, it has been reported that all 40% silver business strike Kennedy half dollars were minted at the Denver facility only, from Dec. 30, 1965 until the end of 1970) Production Strikes: 108,984,932 General Type Description: In 1965, because of rising costs, the Mint began reducing the amount of silver in the coins it produced. Silver was eliminated completely from the Dimes and Quarter Dollars, in favor of a new composition consisting of a copper core sandwiched between outer layers of copper-nickel. For the Half Dollar, the Mint reduced the amount of silver from 90% to 40%, but retained much of the whitish, silvery appearance of former years by placing most of the silver in the outer layers. The new Half Dollars became known as “Clad” Half Dollars, but this term is also used as a nickname for 1965 and later Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and One Dollars (clearly, the term refers more to the layered structure of the coins than to their metal content). This series ended in 1970, after which the composition was matched to the copper-nickel clad alloy of the Dimes and Quarter Dollars. No 1970 Half Dollars were produced for circulation; they are only available in Mint or Proof Sets. Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: This is the second year that the Mint struck Silver Clad Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation. While the coin includes no mint mark, indicative of a Philadelphia minted coin, it has been reported that all 40% silver business strike Kennedy half dollars were only minted at the Denver facility from Dec. 30, 1965 until the end of 1970. Exemplar Description: Lustrous and mostly white with some light, golden toning adorning both the obverse and reverse sides. One of only nine graded MS67 with only a single coin graded higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 8/2014 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1967 50C MS67 PCGS #6710

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 2, Silver Clad (1965-1970) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 40% Silver, 60% Copper Weight: 11.50 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver (while generally classified as a Philadelphia minted coin due to its lack of mint mark, it has been reported that all 40% silver business strike Kennedy half dollars were minted at the Denver facility only, from Dec. 30, 1965 until the end of 1970) Production Strikes: 295,046,978 General Type Description: In 1965, because of rising costs, the Mint began reducing the amount of silver in the coins it produced. Silver was eliminated completely from the Dimes and Quarter Dollars, in favor of a new composition consisting of a copper core sandwiched between outer layers of copper-nickel. For the Half Dollar, the Mint reduced the amount of silver from 90% to 40%, but retained much of the whitish, silvery appearance of former years by placing most of the silver in the outer layers. The new Half Dollars became known as “Clad” Half Dollars, but this term is also used as a nickname for 1965 and later Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and One Dollars (clearly, the term refers more to the layered structure of the coins than to their metal content). This series ended in 1970, after which the composition was matched to the copper-nickel clad alloy of the Dimes and Quarter Dollars. No 1970 Half Dollars were produced for circulation; they are only available in Mint or Proof Sets. Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1967 Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar does not contain a mint mark as the mint intentionally left mint marks off coins produced between 1965-1967 to prevent coin hoarding. It has been reported, however, that all 40% silver business strike Kennedy half dollars were only minted at the Denver facility from Dec. 30, 1965 until the end of 1970. The 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar has the largest mintage from all Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollars produced from 1965 to 1970. It is very common in all circulated grades all the way up to MS63 condition more or less. In MS64 to MS65 it starts to become a little more scarce but still easily obtainable with most examples being raw or uncertified. In MS66 the coin now becomes very challenging to acquire with possibly a few hundred examples available and the odds are you won't find one in circulation, rolls or even bags. Most examples have probably already been graded. In MS67 it is extremely scarce with about a dozen known and none being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: Colorfully-toned and mounted reverse-side-up in the holder to best display its admirable qualities, the reverse displays gold, sunset-orange, and soft jade hues with complete mint luster, while the obverse offers a similar, thought somewhat less vivid palette. One of only 16 MS67s with none graded finer, this gem was acquired 7/2012 via Heritage Auctions.

1968-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6711

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 2, Silver Clad (1965-1970) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 40% Silver, 60% Copper Weight: 11.50 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 246,951,930 General Type Description: In 1965, because of rising costs, the Mint began reducing the amount of silver in the coins it produced. Silver was eliminated completely from the Dimes and Quarter Dollars, in favor of a new composition consisting of a copper core sandwiched between outer layers of copper-nickel. For the Half Dollar, the Mint reduced the amount of silver from 90% to 40%, but retained much of the whitish, silvery appearance of former years by placing most of the silver in the outer layers. The new Half Dollars became known as “Clad” Half Dollars, but this term is also used as a nickname for 1965 and later Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and One Dollars (clearly, the term refers more to the layered structure of the coins than to their metal content). This series ended in 1970, after which the composition was matched to the copper-nickel clad alloy of the Dimes and Quarter Dollars. No 1970 Half Dollars were produced for circulation; they are only available in Mint or Proof Sets. Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1968-D Kennedy Half Dollar is common in circulated grades but most examples have been pulled from circulation due to its silver content. The coins that survive in Uncirculated grades are also common up to Grade MS64. In MS65 they become a little difficult to find but still available in the thousands. In MS66 they scarcer with about 1,000 examples available. In MS67 they are very difficult to come by and less than 50 are known in this condition with none being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: Well-struck and blast-white, this is one of less than three dozen graded MS67, with none finer (as of 5/2016). This gem was acquired 2/2013 from Jack Hertzberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1969-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6712

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 2, Silver Clad (1965-1970) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 40% Silver, 60% Copper Weight: 11.50 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 129,881,800 General Type Description: In 1965, because of rising costs, the Mint began reducing the amount of silver in the coins it produced. Silver was eliminated completely from the Dimes and Quarter Dollars, in favor of a new composition consisting of a copper core sandwiched between outer layers of copper-nickel. For the Half Dollar, the Mint reduced the amount of silver from 90% to 40%, but retained much of the whitish, silvery appearance of former years by placing most of the silver in the outer layers. The new Half Dollars became known as “Clad” Half Dollars, but this term is also used as a nickname for 1965 and later Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and One Dollars (clearly, the term refers more to the layered structure of the coins than to their metal content). This series ended in 1970, after which the composition was matched to the copper-nickel clad alloy of the Dimes and Quarter Dollars. No 1970 Half Dollars were produced for circulation; they are only available in Mint or Proof Sets. Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1969-D Kennedy Half Dollar is common in circulated grades but most examples have been pulled from circulation due to its silver content. The coins that survive in Uncirculated grades are also common up to Grade MS64. In MS65 they become a little difficult to find but still available in the thousands. In MS66 they scarcer with about 1,000 examples available. In MS67 they are very difficult to come by and less than 50 are known in this condition with none being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: Featuring a beautifully toned obverse, this is one of only six superb Gems graded MS67 with none graded numerically higher (one in MS67+, as of 12/2014). Acquired 8/2014 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1970-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6713

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 2, Silver Clad (1965-1970) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 40% Silver, 60% Copper Weight: 11.50 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,150,000 General Type Description: In 1965, because of rising costs, the Mint began reducing the amount of silver in the coins it produced. Silver was eliminated completely from the Dimes and Quarter Dollars, in favor of a new composition consisting of a copper core sandwiched between outer layers of copper-nickel. For the Half Dollar, the Mint reduced the amount of silver from 90% to 40%, but retained much of the whitish, silvery appearance of former years by placing most of the silver in the outer layers. The new Half Dollars became known as “Clad” Half Dollars, but this term is also used as a nickname for 1965 and later Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and One Dollars (clearly, the term refers more to the layered structure of the coins than to their metal content). This series ended in 1970, after which the composition was matched to the copper-nickel clad alloy of the Dimes and Quarter Dollars. No 1970 Half Dollars were produced for circulation; they are only available in Mint or Proof Sets. Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was only sold in Mint Sets from that year. Just over two million coins were sold, making it the lowest mintage business strike Kennedy Half Dollar from 1964 to 2005 (2006 mintages are slightly lower). The issue price of a 1970 Mint Set was about $2.50. Each 1970 Mint Set contained 10 coins with a face value of $1.33. Tens of thousands of sets have been opened primarily to retrieve the 1970 Kennedy Half Dollar. 1970 was the last year in which the Mint produced business strike half dollars containing silver. Silver Proofs were reintroduced in 1992. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: A sharply struck gem exhibiting an even and very light golden toning on the reverse contrasted by an all-white obverse acquired 8/2013 from Jack Hertzberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1971 50C MS66 PCGS #6716

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 302,097,424 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: This is the first year that the Kennedy Half Dollar was struck in Copper Nickel Clad, as the Mint completely removed the silver composition from Kennedy Half Dollars this year. The 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar is common in most grades up to MS64 condition. In MS65, they become a bit difficult to find. In MS66 condition they are now scarce with possibly 200 or less examples surviving in this grade. In MS67, they are very scarce with less than 10 examples known and none being higher. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 11/2015 from David Lawrence Rare Coins.

1973 50C MS66 PCGS #6720

For Sale - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 64,964,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 11/2015 from Numismatic Financial Corp.

1973-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6721

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 83,171,400 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: A superb Gem acquired 2/2012 from William Gohranson Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1974 50C MS66 PCGS #6722

Wanted: Upgrade to MS67 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 201,596,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1974 Kennedy Half Dollar is a very common coin as the Mint struck a little over 200 million examples for circulation. The mintage is also more than double than that of the Denver struck Kennedy Half Dollars from the same year. Only in MS66 condition or higher is the 1974-P considered scarce and any example in this condition or higher is definitely worth setting aside. In MS67 condition it is really scarce with several dozen confirmed. Anything grading higher than MS67 is considered very rare and should definitely be certified. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 2/2016 from Luke's Coins.

1974-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6723

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 79,066,300 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar is fairly common in circulated grades all the way up to MS64 condition. In MS65 condition they are a little scarce but there are still many out there in rolls or in mint sets. Examples in MS66 are more challenging but there are probably still several thousand out there, many of them being sold as raw single coins and others already graded. In MS67 condition they are seldom seen with less than 100 examples known and none existing in any higher condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: A light and evenly-toned superb Gem acquired 6/2013 from Sylvester Lindemann. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse MS65 PCGS #145385

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Variety Type: Doubled-Die Obverse (DDO) General Type Description: The assassination of former President John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963 and many grieving people wanted to do something special in memory of the late President. Shortly thereafter, it was decided that Kennedy's portrait would be place on a U.S. coin. Initially Kennedy's portrait was going to be placed on a U.S. quarter. However, Mrs. Kennedy requested for George Washington's portrait to remain on the quarter instead of her late husbands. The second best choice was the Half Dollar coin. At the time, the Franklin Half Dollar coins were still being issued and the current law required that a coins design should remain on a circulating coin for at least 25 years before it can be changed. Consequently, Congress has to act quickly and change the law for the Half Dollar coins. In the end the Kennedy Half Dollar was approved, therefore, ending the Franklin Half Dollar series at least four years earlier than expected. By February 1964, the Philadelphia Mint struck its first Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation while the Denver Mint had already struck them just a week earlier.(Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: One of five D-mint “major” varieties recognized by PCGS, the 1974-D “Doubled Die Obverse” Kennedy Half Dollar displays a doubling on the obverse which is most prominent on the words, “IN GOD WE TRUST”. Doubled dies are created when the hub imprints an additional, misaligned image onto a die. Exemplar Notes: An all-white gem acquired 8/2013 from Theodore Frick.

1976 50C Clad MS66 PCGS #6726

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 4, Clad, Bi-Centennial Reverse (1976) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 234,308,000 General Type Description: 1976 was the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Though actual independence was not won until the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, the year 1776 has always held a special place in the hearts of Americans. Thus, it was felt fitting to create a numismatic tribute to this special anniversary and new reverse designs were created for the Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar. The obverse of each coin bore a dual date (1776-1976); the reverse of the Half Dollar featured a frontal view of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration was signed. Bicentennial Half Dollars were produced in 1975 and 1976 in the usual copper-nickel “clad” versions, but also in a resurrected 40% silver “clad” alloy (same as on the 1965-1970 Half Dollars). Both Mint State and Proof version were made. No 1975-dated Quarter Dollars, Half Dollars, and Dollars were made, thus Proof and Mint Sets from 1975 contain Cents, Nickels, and Dimes dated 1975 along with the three Bicentennial Coins. Special, three-piece sets of the silver Bicentennial coins were sold at a premium to collectors. Despite large-scale destruction of the Bicentennial coins in silver melts of subsequent years, they remain common today. The copper-nickel “clad” Half Dollars are extremely common, and should remain so for decades to come. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Description: Graded as MS66 with 14 finer (as of 5/2016); acquired 4/2014 via Great Collections.

1976-D 50C Clad MS67 PCGS #6727

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 4, Clad, Bi-Centennial Reverse (1976) Designer: Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 31.00 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 287,565,248 General Type Description: 1976 was the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Though actual independence was not won until the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, the year 1776 has always held a special place in the hearts of Americans. Thus, it was felt fitting to create a numismatic tribute to this special anniversary and new reverse designs were created for the Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar. The obverse of each coin bore a dual date (1776-1976); the reverse of the Half Dollar featured a frontal view of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration was signed. Bicentennial Half Dollars were produced in 1975 and 1976 in the usual copper-nickel “clad” versions, but also in a resurrected 40% silver “clad” alloy (same as on the 1965-1970 Half Dollars). Both Mint State and Proof version were made. No 1975-dated Quarter Dollars, Half Dollars, and Dollars were made, thus Proof and Mint Sets from 1975 contain Cents, Nickels, and Dimes dated 1975 along with the three Bicentennial Coins. Special, three-piece sets of the silver Bicentennial coins were sold at a premium to collectors. Despite large-scale destruction of the Bicentennial coins in silver melts of subsequent years, they remain common today. The copper-nickel “clad” Half Dollars are extremely common, and should remain so for decades to come. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of less than three dozen graded MS67, with none numerically higher (1 MS67+, as of 5/2016), this lustrous gem is encapsulated in an old green holder (OGH) and was acquired 4/2012 from Michael Zerbini. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1977-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6732

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 31,449,106 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Quality for the Kennedy Half Dollars seems to get better this year as examples of the 1977-D in MS66 and MS67 are much easier to obtain than in previous years. There is even 1 known example graded PCGS MS68. However, known examples in MS66 and higher are still somewhat scarce with less than 200 examples confirmed by PCGS in these grade ranges. Therefore, any example in MS66 or higher is considered a great find. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Exhibits light, even toning on both obverse and reverse sides. Encapsulated in an old green holder (OGH), this was acquired 6/2011 from Tim Clough.

1978-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6734

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 13,765,799 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: With subtle but even toning on both obverse and reverse, this superb Gem is one of less that 30 so graded, with none graded numerically higher (one in MS67+ as of 12/2014). Acquired 8/2014 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1979-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6736

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 15,815,422 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: An all white superb gem acquired 4/2011 via Heritage Auctions. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1980-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6737

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 44,134,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1980-P Kennedy Half Dollar is very common up to about MS65 condition. In MS66 it becomes a little challenging to find but you can still easily buy them at a small premium, if you can't find one in this condition. In MS67 condition it is scarce, yet, there are still hundreds of examples out there that one can be purchased with minimal effort. There are no examples known in MS68 condition or higher (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts). The 1980 Philadelphia-minted Kennedy half dollar is the first of the series to include a “P” mint-mark. Exemplar Notes: This gem was acquired 11/2015 via Heritage Auctions.

1980-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6738

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 33,456,449 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1980-D Kennedy Half Dollar can still be found in circulation. Only examples in MS66 or higher can be more difficult to find in circulation and most examples in this condition or higher probably come from original rolls or mint sets (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts). Examples in MS67 grade are scarce with less only about three dozen known. In MS68 condition it is even scarcer only one graded by PCGS and none being finer. Exemplar Notes: Exhibiting a light, even golden toning on both sides, the was acquired 3/2012 from Michael Zerbini.

1981-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6739

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 29,544,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1981-P Kennedy Half Dollar appears to be an average issue as the mintage is about 30 million. Other dates in the series have mintages well over a hundred million, like the 1971-P with a mintage over 300 million. While other more recent dates have mintages under 2 million, such as the 2010 - 2012 issues which have mintages of 1.7 million. The 1981-P Kennedy Half Dollar seems to be well struck and examples in circulated condition up to about MS65 condition are fairly common. In MS66 they begin to be scarce with possibly several thousand examples still out there. In MS67 condition or higher they are very scarce and possibly no more than a couple hundred examples exist. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of only about two dozen graded MS67 with none graded finer (as of 5/2016), this gem was acquired 3/2016 from David Baker.

1981-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6740

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 27,839,533 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: A lustrous all-white superb Gem acquired; one of less than two dozen so graded, with none finer. Acquired 8/2014 via from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1982-P 50C MS66 PCGS #6741

Wanted: Upgrade to MS67 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 10,819,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1982-P Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the scarcer issues in Gem condition. It is similar in scarcity to the 1984-D and the 1990-D. The 1982-P is common in circulated grades up to MS65 grade. In MS66 it is a little tougher but still easily available with hundreds if not thousands still out there. In MS67 it now becomes very scarce and less than a dozen are known with none being graded higher. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: The present exemplar was acquired 10/2013 via Great Collections.

1982-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6742

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 13,140,102 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1982-D Kennedy Half Dollar is considered a common date, especially if compared to Kennedy Half Dollars from the years 2007-2012. As those years from 2007-2012 had mintages under 2 million for each year. The 1982-D Kennedy Half Dollar is common up to about MS65 condition. In MS66 grade it is best to buy a graded example, as it only costs a small premium. Examples grading higher than MS66 are very scarce. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of less than two dozen graded MS67 with none graded numerically higher (1 in MS67+, as of 5/2016), this was acquired 10/2013 from Hallmark Numismatics.

1983-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6744

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 32,472,244 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 11/2011 from Suzanne Stewart, Abacus Coins. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1984-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6745

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 26,029,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1984-P Kennedy Half Dollar was struck in large quantities and is very common. However, Kennedy Half Dollars are hardly ever found in circulation as individuals usually set them aside as conversation pieces. Coins in circulated grades up top MS65 grade are very common. Only in MS66 grade do they start to be somewhat scarce with still thousands available in this grade. In MS67 they are really scarce with less than 100 examples known. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of less than three dozen graded MS67 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this gem was acquired 11/2015 from David Lawrence Rare Coins.

1984-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6746

Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 26,262,158 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1984-D Kennedy Half Dollar is a tougher date in the Clad Kennedy Half Dollar series. It is hard to come by even in MS65 condition. In MS66 it becomes more difficult and is considered a scarce coin in this grade. In MS67 condition it is very difficult to find. There are very few coins available in this grade or higher, making it one of the key dates in the Clad Kennedy Half Dollars series in Gem condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of less than two dozen graded MS67, with none graded finer (as of 5/2016), this lustrous gem was acquired 5/2011 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1985-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6747

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 18,706,962 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1985-P Kennedy Half Dollar is considered a common issue, as it had a mintage of well over 18 million, which is somewhat average for the series. Especially if compared to Kennedy Half Dollars from 2004 and after, where most dates and mint marks have mintages under 3 million. It is scarce in MS66 grade and in MS67 or higher, it is very difficult to find. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with none graded numerically finer (1 in MS67+, as of 5/2016) this gem was acquired 10/2013 from James Sego dba JMS Coins.

1985-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6748

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 19,814,034 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only one graded numerically higher (as of 5/2016) this was acquired 5/2010 from BJ Coins & Collectibles. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1987-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6752

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,890,758 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollar is only the second in the series (following the 1970-D) to be produced and sold only via the U.S. Mint in Uncirculated Mint Sets as no regular business strike coins were produced for or released into circulation. As the Mint had announced in advance that that the coins would not go into circulation, this allowed collectors to purchase them directly from the Mint; as a result, production quantities for the 1987 Mint Sets were significantly higher than the previous year. Most 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars remain in high grade since they should have never entered circulation. Only examples in MS67 grade or higher appear to be scarce with less than several hundred examples surviving. Coins in MS68 condition are considered a condition census, since there are less than a dozen graded by PCGS with none being graded higher. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: This lustrous and lightly toned gem is one of only six graded MS68 with none finer (as of 9/2014) and was acquired 9/2014 from David Shelton.

1988-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6754

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 12,000,096 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only one graded higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 5/2011 from Vicki Pierce.

1989-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6756

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 23,000,216 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 5/2011 from Gotja Coins.

1990-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6757

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 22,278,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1990-P Kennedy Half Dollar is fairly common in circulated grades up to about MS65 condition. In MS66 it becomes a little scarcer but can be easily pulled from Uncirculated rolls or Mint Sets. In MS67 condition it is a lot more difficult to find and finding one in this condition would be very tough, even in Uncirculated rolls or Mint Sets. Many examples in MS67 have already been graded and these go for a significant premium. There are no examples known in higher condition than MS67. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of about three dozen PCGS-graded MS67 gems with none graded finer (as of 5/2016). Ex- (Mark) Vennekotter Collection; acquired 11/2015 via Heritage Auctions.

1990-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6758

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 20,096,242 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1990-D Kennedy Half Dollar has one of the higher mintages for the series. Usually Kennedy Half Dollars with mintages of 20 million or higher are considered really common. However, in gem condition the 1990-D Kennedy Half Dollars has proved to be scarcer than many of the issues in the series. Less than 500 coins have graded MS66 or higher. In MS67 condition, less than a few dozen are known with no others exisiting in any higher grade. Therefore, it is one of the scarcer issues in high gem condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: A lustrous all-white Superb Gem; one of only a dozen so graded with none graded higher. Acquired 8/2014 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1991-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6760

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 15,054,678 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 3/2011 from Michael Zerbini.

1992-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6761

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 17,628,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: A superb gem acquired 10/2015 from Dean Yelavich (dba Coldwater Coins)

1992-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6762

Wanted: Upgrade to MS68 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 17,000,106 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only three graded higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 5/2011 from Tim Clough.

1993-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6764

Wanted: Upgrade to MS68 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 15,000,006 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 5/2011 from Tim Clough.

1994-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6766

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 23,828,110 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1994-D Kennedy Half Dollars are very common as the mint struck over 23 million examples. Circulated examples can be found in banks or in commerce. Higher grade examples in about MS66 or higher are much more difficult to find but enough examples exist that they can be purchased at a small premium. In MS67 condition it is very difficult to find. In MS68 condition or higher it is very scarce and any example in this condition or higher should definitely be graded. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only one graded numerically higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 3/2012 from Michael Zerbini.

1995-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6768

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 26,288,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1995-D Kennedy Half Dollar is really common in most grades, as it has a significantly large mintage of over 26 million coins struck. In MS67 condition it becomes scarce but with enough searching, there are probably still thousands of examples out there in bags and rolls. In MS68 condition they are very difficult to come by with less than a few dozen known and none have been confirmed in any higher condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. GRFN (Graham Napier). One of only six graded MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this lustrous superb gem was acquired 9/2013 via Ira & Larry Goldberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1996-P 50C MS68 PCGS #6769

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 24,744,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 1996 Kennedy Half Dollar is fairly common in circulated grades up to about MS66 condition. In MS67 condition it is scarce with most examples probably originating from bags, rolls or sets. In MS68 condition they are very scarce with a few hundred examples possibly still out there. Anything in higher condition is very uncommon and worth setting aside. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this blast-white gem was acquired 11/2015 via Great Collections.

1996-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6770

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 24,744,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. GRFN (Graham Napier). One of less than two dozen graded MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this lustrous gem is encapsulated in an old green holder (OGH) and was acquired 9/2013 via Ira & Larry Goldberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1997-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6771

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 20,882,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 11/2015 via Great Collections.

1997-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6772

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 19,876,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. GRFN (Graham Napier). One of only four graded MS68 with none graded finer (as of 5/2016), this lustrous gem was a Acquired 9/2013 via Ira & Larry Goldberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

1998-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6773

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 15,646,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 11/2015 via Great Collections.

1998-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6774

Wanted: Upgrade to MS68 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 15,064,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only two graded finer (as of 5/2016); acquired 6/2011 from Steven's Coins.

1999-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6776

WANTED: Upgrade to MS68 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 8,900,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Acquired 11/2015 via Great Collections.

1999-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6777

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 10,682,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Kennedy's hair shows razor-sharp detail and the fields are highly mirrored. Only a minute fleck, appears to the right of the eagle, precluding an even higher grade. One of only eight graded MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016) this gem was acquired 8/2014 via Heritage Auctions. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2000-P 50C MS68 PCGS #6778

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 22,600,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts). Specific Issue Description: The 2000-P Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the more common issues in the series. Its mintage is also extremely high with well over 22 million examples struck. Therefore, finding a circulated example in circulation should be no trouble at all. More than likely many Uncirculated examples can still be pulled from circulation as well. It is very common in MS65 grades and lower. In MS66 condition it becomes a little scarcer with thousands of examples possibly still out there. In MS67 condition it is now scarce with less than 500 examples certified by PCGS. In MS68 condition it is considered a condition census in this condition, as there are less than a few dozen examples certified by PCGS in MS68. (Source:: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts). Exemplar Notes: A nicely stuck gem--one of less than two dozen graded MS68 with none graded finer (as of 5/2016). Acquired 5/2016 from Dean Whitlock.

2000-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6779

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 19,466,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 2000-D Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the tougher issues from the 1990's and after. Most issues from 1990 and after have examples grading MS68 grade or higher. However, for the 2000-D there are less than 100 examples known in MS67 with only one being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with none graded numerically higher (one MS67+, as of 5/2016), this lustrous and lightly toned gem was acquired 9/2010 via Teletrade.

2001-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6781

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 19,504,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: 2001 was the last year in which Kennedy Half Dollars were minted for the purpose of circulating coinage. Thereafter, Kennedy half dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors, and are available at a premium through the Mint. Exemplar Notes: One of about four dozen graded MS68 with none graded higher (as of 5/2016), this gem was acquired 11/2011 from Suzanne Stewart, Abacus Coins. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2003-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6785

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,500,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. GRFN (Graham Napier). One of only three graded as MS68 with none finder (as of 5/2016). The present exemplar is a frosty gem acquired 9/2013 via Ira & Larry Goldberg. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2004-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6786

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 2,900,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only four graded higher (as of 5/2016). Acquired 11/2015 from Dean Whitlock.

2004-D 50C MS68 PCGS #6787

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,900,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of less than three dozen graded as MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016). This gem was acquired 4/2012 from Michael Zerbini. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2005-P 50C MS67 PCGS #6788

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 3,800,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The first year for the Mint Set-issued "satin finish" coins makes the 2005 business strikes somewhat of a tough coin in high grade. With populations of only 10 in MS67, 5 in MS68 and one in MS69, several exemplars of the slabbed business strike coins are known to actually be lower grade satin finish strikes which have been improperly attributed. Exemplar Notes: A true MS67 business strike acquired 1/2016 from Jaime Haletky.

2005-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6789

WANTED: Upgrade to MS68 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 35,000,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of less than three dozen graded MS67 with only six graded higher (as of 5/2016). This was acquired 6/2015 from Jaime Haletky.

2005-D 50C Satin Finish SP68 PCGS #96789

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 35,000,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: Graded as SP68 with none finer, this “satin finish” gem was acquired 7/2011 from Michael Sulinski, Tazmic Enterprises. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2006-P 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #96790

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 2,400,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: Graded a near-perfect SP69 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this “satin finish” gem was acquired 11/2015 from Gary Sheppard.

2006-D 50C MS67 PCGS #6791

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,000,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. The 2006-D Kennedy Half Dollars had a mintage of 2 million coins struck, which is considerably low for the series. Examples up to MS65 condition appear to be common. Only in MS66 condition and higher are they scarce. In MS66 there are probably thousands of examples but they require a lot of searching through bags or rolls. In MS67 grade they are much scarcer with less than 100 graded in this condition and none being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: This gem was originally acquired 7/2010 via Teletrade then subsequently sold to Suzanne Stewart of Abacus Coins, before being re-purchased in 11/2011.

2006-D 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #96791

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,000,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 2006-D Kennedy Half Dollars had a mintage of 2 million coins struck, which is considerably low for the series. Examples up to MS65 condition appear to be common. Only in MS66 condition and higher are they scarce. In MS66 there are probably thousands of examples but they require a lot of searching through bags or rolls. In MS67 grade they are much scarcer with less than 100 graded in this condition and none being finer. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: On of less than three dozen graded as a near-perfect SP69 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this “satin finish” gem was acquired 11/2011 from Dean Hatmaker. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2007-P 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #149531

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 2,400,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: Graded a near-perfect SP69 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this “satin finish” gem was acquired 11/2015 from Dean Yelavich, Coldwater Coin Co.

2007-D 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #149533

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,400,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: Graded a near-perfect SP69 with only one finer (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 10/2011 from Richard Braks. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2008-P 50C MS67 PCGS #394939

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 1,700,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 2008-P and 2008-D Kennedy Half Dollars are tied as being the lowest mintage Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollars in the entire series. They even have a lower mintage than the 1970-D Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar, which for many years was considered the key date coin in the entire Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar series. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with six finer (as of 5/2016); acquired 1/2016 from Michael Sulinski dba Tazmic Enterprises.

2008-P 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #394940

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 2,400,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: One of only about a dozen graded a near-perfect SP69 with none graded higher, this “satin finish” gem was acquired 4/2016 from Michael Sulinski, Tazmic Enterprises.

2008-D 50C MS67 PCGS #394941

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,700,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 2008-P and 2008-D Kennedy Half Dollars are tied as being the lowest mintage Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollars in the entire series. They even have a lower mintage than the 1970-D Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar, which for many years was considered the key date coin in the entire Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar series. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of about two dozen graded MS67 with none graded higher, this gem was acquired 11/2011 from Suzanne Stewart, Abacus Coins.

2008-D 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #394942

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,700,000 (Including both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. The 2008-P and 2008-D Kennedy Half Dollars are tied as being the lowest mintage Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollars in the entire series. They even have a lower mintage than the 1970-D Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar, which for many years was considered the key date coin in the entire Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar series. (Source: Hernandez, Jaime. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of only three graded as a near-perfect SP69 with none finer (as of 5/2016), the present exemplar is a superb “satin finish” gem acquired 10/2013 from Thomas Jensen. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2009-P 50C MS67 PCGS #407277

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 1,900,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67, with four finder--one MS67+ and three (as of 5/2016), this was acquired 11/2015 from Alan Hagar.

2009-D 50C MS67 PCGS #407279

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,900,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: One of about two dozen graded MS67 with none finer (as of 5/ 2016), this gem was acquired 12/2010 from Terry Wilson.

2009-D 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #407280

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,900,000 (Includes both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: One of less than two dozen graded a near-perfect SP69 with none finer( as of 5/2016), this “satin finish” gem was acquired 8/2014 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2010-D 50C MS67 PCGS #416786

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,800,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with only one finer, this was acquired 7/2010 from Mark Di Lauro.

2010-D 50C Satin Finish SP69 PCGS #416791

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,900,000 (Including both business and satin finish strikes) General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. Beginning in 2005 (and though 2010), Kennedy Half Dollars from the Uncirculated Mint Sets were struck on special burnished (sandblasted) planchets which were then struck under higher pressure than circulation strike coins resulting in a smooth, “satin finish”. Satin Finish coins are also handled with lots of care throughout the entire production process before finally being inserted in to US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets. Exemplar Notes: One of only five graded as a near-perfect SP69 with none graded higher (as of 5/2016), this “satin finish” gem was acquired 8/2014 from David Shelton. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2011-P 50C MS68 PCGS #505191

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 1,700,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Ex. (Mark) Vennekotter Collection. One of 18 graded MS68 with four graded higher (as of 5/2016), this was acquired via Heritage Auctions 11/2015.

2011-D 50C MS68 PCGS #505192

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,750,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors. Having concluded its' six-year "experiment" with the Satin Finish production process the previous year, the 2011 Kennedy Half Dollars were once again only available in a business strike, however, these remained available only for purchase directly from the Mint beginning February 15, 2011, in either US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets, 20-coin rolls, and 100-coin bags as no coins were produced for circulation. Exemplar Notes: One of only eight graded as MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this gem was acquired 3/2014 from Michael Kelly. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2011-D 50C MS68 PCGS #505192

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,750,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors. Having concluded its' six-year "experiment" with the Satin Finish production process the previous year, the 2011 Kennedy Half Dollars were once again only available in a business strike, however, these remained available only for purchase directly from the Mint beginning February 15, 2011, in either US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets, 20-coin rolls, and 100-coin bags as no coins were produced for circulation. Exemplar Notes: One of only eight graded as MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this gem was acquired 3/2014 from Michael Kelly. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2012-P 50C MS67 PCGS #511558

WANTED: Upgrade to MS68 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 1,800,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with 6 finer (as of 5/2016); acquired 7/2013 from Michael Sulinski, Tazmic Enterprises.

2012-D 50C MS68 PCGS #511557

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 1,700,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Beginning in 2002, Kennedy Half Dollars have only been struck to satisfy the demand from collectors and made available at a premium through the Mint as no regular business strike coins were produced for circulation. The 2012-D Kennedy Half Dollar coins were available beginning May 15, 2012 and offered within the 2012 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets, in 20-coin rolls and in 100-coin bags. Exemplar Notes: One of only five graded as MS68 (as of 5/2014), this superb Gem was acquired 2/2014 from Alan Hagar, Got The Coin. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2013-P 50C MS67 PCGS #518719

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: 5,000,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Most 2013-P Kennedy Half Dollars came in nice quality ranging from about MS64-MS66 condition. Nicer examples in about MS67 condition proved to be much more difficult to find. Yet, certified examples in this grade were priced affordably that just about any collector can buy one at a reasonable price. In MS68 condition these coins are very difficult to find and very few examples managed to escape in this condition with no examples known in better condition. (Source: Hernandez, Jamie. PCGS CoinFacts) Exemplar Notes: Graded MS67 with 7 graded numerically finer (as of 5/2016). Acquired 11/2015 via eBay (johnwcoins).

2013-D 50C MS68 PCGS #518720

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 4,600,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source:: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: The 2013-D Kennedy Half Dollar coins were offered within the 2013 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets, in 20-coin rolls and in 100-coin bags. Exemplar Notes: One of less than four dozen graded as MS68 with none finer (as of 5/2016). This gem was acquired 11/2013 from Michael Sulinski, Tazmic Enterprises. Photography/Imaging c/o Todd Pollock, BluCCPhotos.com

2014-P 50C 50th Anniversary UNC Set - Clad SP68 PCGS #530182

WANTED: Upgrade to SP69 - - - - - Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 5, Cu-Ni Clad, 50th Anniversary Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper Weight: 11.34 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Philadelphia Production Strikes: TBD (200,000) General Type Description: 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar; to celebrate the occasion, the United States Mint released three special issues featuring the original (1964) high-relief portrait design: the two-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the 50thAnniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin, and the four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection. Specific Issue The first of three issues commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set features the original 1964 Kennedy high-relief portrait design. Packaged in a coin card and folder, the two-coin set (item number K14), with one each half dollar from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, was available for purchase directly from the Mint beginning on July 24th at a price of $9.95 Exemplar Notes: Graded SP68, this “first strike” was acquired 8/2014 from L&C Coins.

2014-D 50C MS69 PCGS #524458

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 3, Copper-Nickel Clad (1971- ) Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center Weight: 11.30 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: 2,100,000 General Type Description: Beginning in 1971, all silver was removed from the Half Dollar, in favor of the same copper-nickel clad alloy that had been in use on Dimes and Quarter Dollars since 1965. Mintages remained low relative to all other denominations, with the result that the Half Dollar was seldom used or seen in circulation (a situation that persists today). Though somewhat lengthy, this series is easy and affordable to collect as either circulation strikes, Proofs, or both. Some dates, such as 1987-P and D, 2001-P, 2002-P and D, and others were not issued for circulation but are available only in Mint sets, adding a bit of a challenge. Major varieties include a 1972 No “FG” and a 1974 Doubled Die Obverse. (Source: Guth, Ron. PCGS CoinFacts) Specific Issue Description: Being the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar's release, several special issues were released in 2014 commemorating the event. The is the Denver-minted regular clad coin which was issued in Mint Sets, rolls and bags. Exemplar Notes: One of less than two dozen graded as a near perfect MS69 with none finer (as of 5/2016). The first ever circulation strike in the Kennedy Half Dollar series to achieve a PCGS grade of MS69, this was acquired 1/2015 from Brian Childs, Elite Numismatics.

2014-D 50C 50th Anniversary UNC Set - Clad SP69 PCGS #530184

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 5, Cu-Ni Clad, 50th Anniversary Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper Weight: 11.34 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: TBD (200,000) General Type Description: 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar; to celebrate the occasion, the United States Mint released three special issues featuring the original (1964) high-relief portrait design: the two-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the 50thAnniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin, and the four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection. Specific Issue The first of three issues commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set features the original 1964 Kennedy high-relief portrait design. Packaged in a coin card and folder, the two-coin set (item number K14), with one each half dollar from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, was available for purchase directly from the Mint beginning on July 24th at a price of $9.95 Exemplar Notes: One of less than four dozen graded as a near-perfect SP69 with none finer (as of 5/2016), this “first strike” gem was acquired 3/2015 via Great Collections.

2014-D 50C 50th Anniversary Set, Silver MS70 PCGS #535739

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 5, Silver, 50th Anniversary Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper Weight: 12.5 grams Diameter: 30.61 millimeters Edge: Reeded (150 reeds) Mint: Denver Production Strikes: Limited to no more than 300,000 General Type Description: 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar; to celebrate the occasion, the United States Mint released three special issues featuring the original (1964) high-relief portrait design: the two-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the 50thAnniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin, and the four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection. Specific Issue The third of three issues commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection (item number K13) consisted of four 90% silver coins featuring a high-relief modified obverse portrait: a silver proof coin from the Philadelphia (P) mint, a silver uncirculated coin from the Denver (D) mint, an enhanced uncirculated coin from the San Francisco (S) mint, and a reverse proof coin from the West Point (W) mint. The four-coin set was available for purchase directly from the Mint beginning on October 28th at a price of $99.95. Exemplar Notes: The present “silver uncirculated” exemplar is graded as a perfect MS70. It is also annotated as a “first strike” (indicating that is was submitted for PCGS grading within the first 30 days of its’ release) as well as being authenticated as has its’ original sale location being the Denver Mint. This was acquired 10/2015 from GreatCollections.

2014-S 50C 50th Anniversary Set, Silver, Enhanced Mint State MS70PL PCGS #535737

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar, Type 5, Silver, 50th Anniversary, MS Designer: Gilroy Roberts / Frank Gasparro Content: 90% silver 10% copper Weight: 12.5 grams Diameter: 31 millimeters Edge: Reeded Mint: San Francisco Production Strikes: 1,900,000 General Type Description: 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar; to celebrate the occasion, the United States Mint released three special issues featuring the original (1964) high-relief portrait design: the two-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the 50thAnniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin, and the four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection. Specific Issue Description: The third of three issues commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection (product ID # K13) consisted of four 90% silver coins featuring a high-relief modified obverse portrait: a silver proof coin from the Philadelphia (P) mint, a silver uncirculated coin from the Denver (D) mint, an enhanced uncirculated coin from the San Francisco (S) mint, and a reverse proof coin from the West Point (W) mint. The four-coin set was available for purchase directly from the Mint beginning on October 28th at a price of $99.95 Exemplar Notes: The present “enhanced uncirculated” exemplar is graded as MS70PL with the “PL” designator indicating a “proof-like” finish. This “first strike” (indicating that is was submitted for PCGS grading within the first 30 days of its’ release) has also been authenticated with its’ original sale location being the Denver Mint. This was acquired 10/2015 from GreatCollections.