The 1970 Kennedy Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Kennedy Half Dollar
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 60% copper, 40% silver
Silver Weight: 4.6 grams
Total Weight: 11.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $2.59
The year 1970 was the final year of the 40% silver Kennedy half dollars. The US minted the 1970 D half dollar in Mint sets only and also the 1970 S half dollar as a proof coin. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.
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This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $2.59 as of October 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 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 1970 D half dollar is worth around $20 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $45.
The 1970 S half dollar proof is worth around $15 in PR 65 condition.
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