The 35th President of the United States, JFK served at the height of the cold war with the Soviet Union and is regarded as one of the most charismatic presidents of all time.

At the age of just 42, he was, and still is to this day, the youngest President to ever be elected and due to the young age and good looks of he and his wife Jackie, they had more in common with the movie and pop stars of the day than to some of his political allies and rivals.

When the news broke on the 22nd of November 1963, many people still to this day can remember where they were. Time seemed to stand still for a moment across the world.

The following year, in honour of JFK, the US Mint released a special silver half dollar with a design of the president that was personally approved by both his wife Jackie and brother Robert Kennedy. When they were first released to the public on the 24th of March 1964, the queue at the Treasury Department stretched a block long.

The coin is approximately 30.6 mm in diameter with a total weight of 12.5 grams of 90% pure Silver

Specification

Specification Value
Weight 12.50 g
Diameter 30.60mm
Reverse Designer Frank Gasparro
Obverse Designer Gilroy Roberts
Quality Circulating
Specification Value
Year 1964
Pure Metal Type Silver
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