The standard 1776-1976 Kennedy half dollars are made of a clad composition that contains copper and nickel. Silver clad half dollars and silver clad proof half dollars were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.
This coin has a special design on the reverse side of the coin to celebrate the Bicentennial of the United States. The bicentennial marks the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The reverse side of the coin features an image of Independence Hall in Philadelphia along with the motto "200 YEARS OF FREEDOM". The obverse side of the coin features the same design as other Kennedy half dollars.
The US minted the 1776-1976 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1776-1976 D half dollar, 1776-1976 S proof half dollar, 1776-1976 S silver half dollar, and 1776-1976 S silver proof half dollar.
Note: The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin above the date.
|1776-1976 S Proof||San Francisco||7,059,099|
|1776-1976 S Silver||San Francisco||11,000,000|
|1776-1976 S Silver Proof||San Francisco||4,000,000|
Clad Half Dollars
The standard 1776-1976 clad half dollars in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.50. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.
Both the 1776-1976 half dollar with no mint mark and the 1776-1976 D half dollar are each worth around $3 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.
The 1776-1976 S proof half dollar is worth around $4 in PR 65 condition.
Silver Clad Half Dollars
This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $2.82 as of October 02, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $19.03 per ounce.
The 1776-1976 S silver half dollar is worth around $8 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.
The 1776-1976 S silver proof half dollar is worth around $12 in PR 65 condition.
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MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.
PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.