Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The Mint changed the composition of Kennedy Half Dollars this year. Instead of having some silver they switched over to a clad composition. The 1971-D Kennedy Half Dollar is really common with hundreds of millions of examples produced. More than likely, most of them still survive and are probably sitting in banks, vaults or even in jars in people's homes being kept as conversation pieces. 

Most however do not command a premium. Only in MS67 do they begin to command somewhat of a premium as there are probably less than 1,000 examples known. In MS68, they are very difficult to come by and more than likely there are less than a dozen known with none existing in high condition. 

 

 

 

Diameter
30.61 millimeters
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
150 Reeds
Mintage
302097424
Weight
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
2328
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade