US Kennedy (JFK) Half Dollar  1964 to Date
US Kennedy (JFK) Half Dollar 1964 to Date

As you probably know, Bob, JFK half dollars were issued in 90% silver in 1964. Then, from 1965 to 1970, these coins contain 40% silver. After that, today's half dollars contain no silver at all, so all JFK halves minted after 1970 are worth face value, that is, one-half US dollar. Bicentennial JFK half dollars, dated 1776-1978 with Independence Hall on the reverse side, contain no silver and are worth face value. If you have an absolutely uncirculated example, a collector might pay a few US dollars for it.

Pre-1971 coins are worth their silver content. Here is the amount of pure silver in the pre-1971 coins:

1964: 0.3617 troy ounces
1965-1970: 0.1479 troy ounces

Silver price at the time of this writing is around $13 US dollars per troy ounce. That makes the value of these coins:

1964: 0.3617 x $13 = $4.70
1965-1970: 0.1479 x $13 = $1.90

The value of silver changes every day. Look up the current value at, then do the multiplication to see what they are worth today.

Coin: 739 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Bob, Sat, 18-Jul-2009 22:02:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-May-2014 16:08:54 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Be sure to use the current value of silver., Mon, 19-May-2014 13:05:42 GMT
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I'm wanting to see how much this set of coins as a package(unopened)and uncirculated-possibly GM 10 the set is 1cent-a nickle-a dime-a quarter and a kennedy half dollar from 1964 do I need to get this graded to make it worth more - charles thomas
Hey Charles -- typically the mint sets from 1964 sell for $25 or less, if that gives you an idea of what it's worth. In general, it's not worth having coins professionally graded unless doing so would increase the resale value of the coins enough to be profitable and cover the costs of grading -- which is unlikely for coins like the ones we're talking about. - CoinQuest (Todd)




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