2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar Two-Roll Set

The 2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar Two-Roll Set contains a total of 40 coins with 20 of those struck at the US Mint’s facility in Denver and 20 struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

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It is interesting to know that the Kennedy Half-Dollar replaced the previous Franklin Half-Dollar within a few mere months after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In fact, its introduction cut the previous Franklin program short by at least nine years before it would have officially been ready for a design change.

With demand for the Half-Dollars at negligible levels, the US Mint only strikes the circulation quality coins for collectors and makes them available for purchase directly from the Mint in either these Two-Roll Sets or in 200-Coin Bags.

Previous Half-Dollar Coins

For almost two centuries in the history of the United States, the Half-Dollar denominated coin played an integral role in everyday commerce. Through that time, several incarnations of the piece have been created:

  • 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

The Mint does not currently produce any Kennedy Half-Dollars for use in commerce. Instead, it strikes the circulation quality coins only for collectors – making them available in either 40-coin two-roll sets or in 200-coin bags.

Release Date

The 2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar Two Roll Sets were released for sale to the public on January 29, 2010.

Issue Price

Issue price on the Kennedy Half-Dollar Two Roll Sets is $32.95 directly from the US Mint.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The circulation quality coins are struck at both the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and the Mint’s facility in Denver.

Designer & Sculptor

Gilroy Roberts, who was the chief engraver of the Mint in 1963 designed the obverse portrait of John F. Kennedy while Frank Gasparro designed the reverse which shows the presidential coat of arms. It is said that the coin was designed only a few days after Kennedy was assassinated.

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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