The 1968 Kennedy Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1968 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Kennedy Half Dollar
Year: 1968
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 60% copper, 40% silver
Silver Weight: .147893 oz.
Total Weight: 11.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.39

The US minted the 1968 D half dollar and the 1968 S half dollar as a proof coin. The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of the coin above the date.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1968 D Denver 246,951,930
1968 S Proof San Francisco 3,041,506

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.39 as of September 27, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $22.89 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 1968 D half dollar 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 $18.

The 1968 S proof half dollar is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.

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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.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1969 Half Dollar
1967 Half Dollar
1966 Half Dollar