Sell Kennedy Half Dollars & Check The Value
It’s so easy to sell Kennedy half dollar coins with reDollar. We pay amazingly high purchase prices and offer a safe, fast, and convenient way of selling. You can sell Kennedy half dollar coins made in 1964 for $7.31 and Kennedy coins made between 1965 and 1970 for $2.40. We are highly respected and known to pay the most cash for Kennedy dollars and other silver coins.
Our experts are trained to sort Kennedy half dollars coins and other silver coins quickly and accurately. If we spot a hidden treasure like a rare Kennedy coin or an error coin, we’ll set the coin aside. Later, we’ll examine the coin in detail to identify it and determine its value. We also offer more cash for Kennedy half dollar coins worth more than the current silver price. The whole selling process of reDollar.com is designed to be as fruitful and customer friendly as possible.
|Kennedy Half Dollar||Gross Weight||Silver Content||Value|
|Minted in 1964||12.50 grams||90% pure silver||$7.95|
|Minted 1965 to 1970||11.50 grams||40% pure silver||$2.44|
|Minted in or after 1971||11.34 grams||no silver||Half Dollar|
Kennedy Silver Half Dollar Value
While the value of a Kennedy half dollar made in 1964 is $7.95 today, the value of a Kennedy silver half dollar made between 1965 and 1970 is only $2.40. Again, the different alloys used to mint the Kennedy coins are responsible for the different values.
1964 Kennedy half dollars in really great condition (depending on the grade) can be worth between $13 and $20 each. Keep an eye out for Kennedy’s heavily accented hair. Those coins can be worth up to $45 per coin if the condition is very good. And if the coin is graded and uncirculated, you may hit a small jackpot. Those coins can be very valuable.
You can also sell accented hair Kennedy half dollar coins for a great price!
The Kennedy Silver Half Dollar Coin Family
The Kennedy half dollars were introduced in America in honor of the assassinated president J.F. Kennedy. When the silver coins were first introduced, they were hoarded, as they contained vast amounts of silver. Hoarding led to an increased price of silver, and as a result, people who had the currency were melting and selling it. The realization led to decreased use of the amount of silver in the coins to 40% of the initial content.
After much circulation of the Kennedy half dollar, it became cheaper than the walking liberty half dollar and the Franklin half dollar. The Kennedy half dollars were minted more than the other two, which had been in production for over 32 years. As a result, the Kennedy half dollar is the most common currency due to its circulation in the 60s.
During the release of the coins, there was a huge demand for them, which led to increased minting of the coins. More than 160 million coins had been produced, yet there was no sign of them. People were hoarding them; Congress thus approved the minting of more than 430 million coins. During this period, the silver reserves were running out, and the price of the metal was rising. In 1965, Congress passed a coinage act that reduced the amount of silver in silver dollars; the coins were then produced with 80% silver and 20% copper.
Over the years, the silver content of the coin has varied. Before 1965 it contained about 0.36169 ounces of silver. That means that when melted, a bag containing 1000 coins had silver that weighed 718-720 ounces. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed a bill to eliminate the Kennedy silver half dollar. The law was met with mixed feelings from republicans, prompting other methods to be considered. Mint director Mary Brooks devised that the other way would be to reverse design the coins. The technique was accepted and eventually led to the end of the Kennedy half dollar silver coins.
Sell Kennedy Half Dollars
Sell Kennedy half dollars with reDollar.com and benefit from the most fruitful way to sell silver coins in the United States. Order a free selling kit or fully insured shipping label to get your coins on our lab table. We’ll then provide you with a great purchase offer. If you accept, we’ll send payment for your Kennedy dollar coins on the same day.
Kennedy Dollar Without Silver
Kennedy half dollar coins made after 1971 don’t contain any pure silver. Most of those coins are worth their face value—a half dollar/50 cents—but usually no more. Kennedy half dollars containing no pure silver weigh 11.34 grams. If you have an accurate scale at home, you can identify those coins just by weighing them, without having to check the year of mintage.