How To Collect The Kennedy Half Dollar

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The Kennedy half dollar is perhaps one of the most famous coins today, though its birth had a terribly unfortunate cause, and that was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Ever since the first Kennedy half dollars rolled off the United States Mint presses in 1964, the coin has been immensely popular. In fact, widespread hoarding of the coin in the mid-1960s by individuals who wanted a memento of the fallen president is believed by many … [Read more...]

10 Cheap & Famous Coins That You’ll Want In Your Coin Collection


There are many famous rare U.S. coins that attract the attention of coin collectors around the world, but what about famous coins that aren't rare? I'm talking about coins that, despite not being worth tons of money, still have managed to grab the spotlight and are among the coins that most coin collectors vie to have in their coin collections simply because they're important, famous, or popular. Here's a list of 10 such famous coins that surely deserve a spot in your coin collection.   … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Buy Silver Half Dollars


Silver half dollars, like their larger silver dollar counterparts, are big silver coins that are popular collectibles and investment tools. While there are many reasons to collect silver dollars, there are some added benefits and numismatic possibilities to consider with silver half dollars. Let's take a look at 5 great reasons you'll like silver half dollars.   … [Read more...]

1964 Proof Set: Last Year Of Circulating 90% Silver Coins & First Look At The Kennedy Half Dollars

The 1964 proof set was the last year regularly circulating coinage was offered in proof condition until the silver proof sets of the 1990s. Even still, 1964 was the last year the U.S. Mint struck dimes, quarters, and half dollars in 90% silver for pocket change. It's also the first proof set to contain the Kennedy half dollar. Beginning in 1965, the major denominations went to a copper-nickel clad composition. Even the half dollar was reduced to a 40% silver composition in 1965. The 1964 … [Read more...]

7 Summer Coin Collecting Goals You’ll Be Able To Easily Reach

Now that summer's here, it's time to start thinking about some coin collecting goals that you might be able to start and finish before the leaves begin turning red, yellow, and gold in a few months. If you can put away just $5 a week this summer, here are some coin collecting goals you'll be able to meet before Labor Day: A collection of about 20 different Mercury dimes An entire collection of Lincoln Memorial cents (no proofs or varieties) A complete Philadelphia and Denver mint … [Read more...]

Kennedy Half Dollars: One Of The Most Popular Coins Of All Time


One of the most-popular coins to collect during the 20th century features one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century. Kennedy half dollars, which have been in circulation since 1964, honor John F. Kennedy – our nation’s 35th president, who served from 1961 until he was assassinated in 1963. The United States government swiftly approved the Kennedy half dollar mere weeks after Kennedy was killed, making for what was one of the most sudden changes in United States coinage … [Read more...]

Here’s A Great Way To Collect Old Silver Coins: Buy Silver Mint Sets


Old silver mint sets are a terrific bargain and wonderful way to collect old silver coins. Silver mint sets were made from 1947 to 1964 and again during the United States Bicentennial celebration in 1976. Silver mint sets generally contain uncirculated examples of the types of the same coins seen in pocket change.For the sake of discussion, I'll cover silver mint sets which have 90% silver coins and the special issue 1976-dated Bicentennial silver mint set. Mint sets made from 1965 to 1970 … [Read more...]

Common Coins You Find In Circulation May Actually Be Worth Money!


Believe it or not, it is still possible to find a coin worth money in circulation. Now I'm not talking about the kind of money which may wind up footing a college tuition bill -- but each of the coins below are worth considerably more than face value. The coins in this article are not rare coins, and they are not error coins. While such coins can turn up in circulation, it is only on an extremely rare occasion that any coin will be worth hundreds of dollars. Therefore, I want to … [Read more...]