The 1966 Kennedy Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1966 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar
Year: 1966
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 60% copper, 40% silver
Silver Weight: .1479 oz.
Total Weight: 11.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $2.45

The US minted the 1966 half dollar with no mint mark. No other half dollar series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1966 Philadelphia 108,984,932

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $2.45 as of December 09, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

Most of the Kennedy half dollars for sale are in uncirculated condition. Collectors saved these coins upon release so most of them were never in circulation.

The 1966 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $6 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $35.

Note: There were no half dollar proof coins minted for this year.

Grading System

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1967 Half Dollar
1965 Half Dollar
1964 Half Dollar