Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1987-P Kennedy Half Dollar was considered to be one of the scarcer coins in the series shortly after it was struck. It's mintage was only about 2.89 million which was considerably low. Especially if compared to the mintage of other Kennedy Half Dollars struck during the same time period, for example the 1980-P Kennedy Half Dollar had a mintage of over 44 million.

Then in 2002 the Mint surprisingly struck about 3.1 million Kennedy Half Dollars at the Philadelphia Mint and another 2.5 million at the Denver Mint. In the following years the Mint continued to strike very low mintages at both Mints. 

The 1987-P Kennedy Half Dollar seems to be scarce in MS66 condition but there are probably still thousands out there that have not been graded. In MS67 condition far fewer exist, probably a few hundred examples survive. In MS68 condition it is really scarce and less than 5 are known with none being finer.  

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
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade