Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were only issued in Mint Sets for the year. No 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were released into circulation by the U.S Mint. However, the Mint had previously announced that the coins would not go into circulation. This allowed collectors to buy them directly from the Mint. As a result, mintages 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.    

30.61 millimeters
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
150 Reeds
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 2312606 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
All Grades 2289480 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 915792 R-1.1 55 / 62 TIE N/A

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade