Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1997-P Kennedy Half Dollar is considered a common date. it's mintage is over 20 million. While numerous other dates in the series have mintages under 3 million. Therefore, obtaining a 1997-P Kennedy Half Dollar should be relatively easy. Probably not in circulation since a lot of Kennedy Half Dollars don't seem to circulate compared to other denominations. However, once can easily be purchased in Uncirculated condition inexpensively from dealers or online. Very high Mint State examples such as in MS67 or higher, expect to pay a significant premium.   

Diameter
30.61 millimeters
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
150 Reeds
Mintage
20882000
Weight
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
8
Pop Lower
246
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 10441000 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
All Grades 1044100 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 313230 R-1.7 37 / 62 TIE N/A