Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1988-D Kennedy Half Dollar is a scarcer issue than most dates from the same time frame. It has a mintage of about 12 million. Compare this to Kennedy Half Dollars from 1964-2001where these years on average have mintages around 20 million or so, with the exception of some key dates like the 1987-P or 1987-D.

The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollar is common up to about MS65 condition. Examples in MS66 are a little harder to find but examples still exist in the thousands. In MS67 condition they are much more difficult to find and command a slight premium over MS66 examples. Anything grading higher than MS67 is considered rare.  

Diameter
30.61 millimeters
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
150 Reeds
Mintage
12000096
Weight
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
458
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4200033 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
All Grades 420003 R-1.6 5 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 84000 R-2.1 4 / 62 TIE N/A