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1964 Kennedy Half Dollar; Uncirculated

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Posted 2 years ago

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purpledog
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I'm not a huge fan of Kennedy Half Dollars but I do like silver. This is an uncirculated coin with a beautiful luster. The luster starts at the top right and angles to the bottom left in the photo. This is called a cartwheel luster and contributes greatly to the lovely eye-appeal. A coin that is circulated loses its luster quickly and certainly can't maintain a cartwheel very long. 1964 is the only year that Kennedy Half Dollars are 90% silver. Years 1965-1970 are 40% silver. All other years are copper and nickel.

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  1. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much for the love bellin68 and sayer34! :)
  2. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love PhilDavidAlexanderMorris! :)
  3. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love packrat-place and kerry10456
  4. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love ThriftyGypsy! :)
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Very nice, I always wondered about the silver in most of the coins, in our coins after 1966 in Canada, they cut the silver out except for the expensive commemoratives occasionally.
  6. purpledog purpledog, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the love PhilDavidAlexanderMorris. 1964 was the last year that the U.S. minted 90% silver coins. Most switched to copper-nickel compositions except Kennedy Halves minted between 1965 and 1970 are 40% silver and 60% copper. After 1970 they switched to the copper nickel composition of our dimes and quarters.

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