The Kennedy half dollar was first produced in 1964 to commemorate the assassinated president, John F. Kennedy. In 2001, production for general circulation came to an end, with just a few coins produced each year
Kennedy half dollars are one of the most beloved and most popular coins to collect. See which ones are considered rare Kennedy half dollars, the current value of Kennedy half dollars, and everything you want to know about the Bicentennial half dollar -- including the 1776 to 1976 half dollar value.
The Kennedy Half Dollar was created as a memorial to the President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963 and is still being minted to this day.
The original 1964 version was minted in 90% silver, the 1965-1970 versions were only 40% silver