The standard 1997 Kennedy half dollars are made of a clad composition that contains copper and nickel. Clad proof half dollars and silver proof half dollars were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.
The US minted the 1997 P half dollar, 1997 D half dollar, 1997 S proof half dollar, and 1997 S silver proof half dollar.
Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. They are specifically made for collectors so you won't find any in your spare change.
Note: The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin.
|1997 S Proof||San Francisco||2,055,000|
|1997 S Silver Proof||San Francisco||741,678|
Clad Half Dollars
The standard 1997 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 1997 P half dollar and 1997 D half dollar are each worth around $3 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.
The 1997 S proof half dollar is worth around $12 in PR 65 condition.
Silver Proof Half Dollar
This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $8.97 as of January 17, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.79 per ounce.
The 1997 S silver proof half dollar is worth around $30 in PR 65 condition.
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.
PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.
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