Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1979-P Kennedy Half Dollar is fairly common in most grades. In circulated condition it really common and can be found in circulation. In Uncirculated grades of MS60 to about MS64 it can also be found in circulation. In about MS65 condition or higher most examples probably came from mint sets or rolls and bags. In MS66 condition it becomes scarcer but still thousands of examples are probably still out there. In Ms67 condition it becomes a condition census grade about 100 examples known. In MS68 condition it is truly scarce with few examples known and none being graded higher.  

PCGS #
6735
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
150 Reeds
Diameter
30.61 millimeters
Weight
11.30 grams
Mintage
68312000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
451
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
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Grades
65 or Better 13662400 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
All Grades 1366240 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 273248 R-1.8 25 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 13662400
All Grades 1366240
60 or Better 273248
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better 1 / 62 TIE
All Grades 29 / 62 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 62 TIE
65 or Better N/A
All Grades N/A
60 or Better N/A