In God We Trust

Half Dollar with JF Kennedy from 1964.

I received this gift from my uncle (brother of my father) who has lived several years with his family in California and the profession of carpenter exercised.
Both are now dead, and this is certainly a memory I cherish.

Kennedy half dollars are quite common and can still be obtained from some banks. Circulated coins minted from 1964 to 1970 derive most of their value from their silver content. From 1965 to 1970 the silver content was reduced from 90% (in 1964 dated coins) to 40%. Beginning with the 1971 issue, all Kennedy half dollars made for circulation contain a mixture of copper and nickel and contain no silver.

It is thus with certainty one of 90% silver.

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