2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar 200 Coin Bags

The 2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar 200 Coin Bag contains 100 coins struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and 100 struck at the Mint’s facility in Denver – all to circulation quality.

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Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a movement was started to include his image on a coin of the United States. The Half-Dollar was chosen and Kennedy’s image replaced that of Benjamin Franklin. The Franklin Half-Dollar had only been struck since 1948 and would have typically been struck for at least another nine years.

Demand for the Kennedy Half-Dollar in everyday commerce is minimal resulting in the Mint only striking these coins for collectors and not for general use. Those interested in the coins can buy them in circulation quality directly from the Mint in either Two-Roll Sets or this 200 Coin Bag.

Previous Half-Dollar Coins

The Half-Dollar was an important commodity in commerce transactions in the United States for almost two centuries, however, by the late 20th century, demand for the coins had dropped significantly. The strikes preceding the Kennedy Half-Dollar were:

  • Flowing Hair Half-Dollar (1794-1995) – designed by Robert Scot
  • Draped Bust Half-Dollar ((1796-1807) – designed by Robert Scot
  • Capped Bust, Lettered Edge (1807-1836) – designed by John Reich
  • Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836-1839) – designed by Christian Gobrecht
  • Liberty Seated (1839-1891) – designed by Christian Gobrecht
  • Barber or Liberty Head (1892-1915) – designed by Charles E. Barber
  • Liberty Walking (1916-1947) – designed by Adolph A. Weinman
  • Franklin (1948-1963) – designed by John R. Sinnock

Issue Information

Kennedy Half-Dollars are not struck by the Mint for use in everyday commerce like all the other circulation coinage. Instead, the Mint produces the Half-Dollars in circulation quality for sale directly to collectors in either Two-Roll Sets or 200 Coin Bags.

Release Date

The 2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar 200 Coin Bags were released for sale to the public on January 29, 2010.

Issue Price

Issue price on the Kennedy Half-Dollar Two Roll Sets is $130.95 directly from the US Mint.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Both the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and the Mint’s facility in Denver strike the Kennedy Half-Dollars to circulation quality.

Designer & Sculptor

The portrait of John F. Kennedy on the obverse of the coin was designed by Gilroy Roberts. The reverse showing the presidential coat of arms was designed by Frank Gasparro.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $0.50
Finish: Circulation
Composition: 8.33% Nickel; Balance Copper
Standard Weight: 11.340 g
Standard Diameter: 1.205 in. or
30.61 mm
Edge: Reeded

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