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Kennedy Half Dollar

The Kennedy Half Dollar was a coin first issued in 1964, a year after the death of President John F Kennedy. The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar was composed of 90 percent pure silver, and 10 percent pure copper. The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar was the only year the Kennedy Half Dollar that was 90 percent pure silver. From 1965 to 1970, the Kennedy Half Dollar was composed of a total of 40 percent pure silver, with the outer layer of the 1965 to 1970 Kennedy Half Dollar being composed of 80 percent silver and 20 percent copper, and the inner core of the Kennedy Half Dollar being composed of 79 percent copper and 21 percent silver.

From 1971 to the present, the Kennedy Half Dollar is composed of an outer layer of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel, with the inner core of the 1971 to present Kennedy Half Dollar being composed of 100 percent copper. There are exceptions to this, such as the bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar from 1976. The bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar was minted as both a standard base metal Kennedy Half Dollar and as a 40 percent silver Kennedy Half Dollar. Also, the silver proof Kennedy Half Dollar minted from 1992 to the present is available as a 90 percent silver Kennedy Half Dollar. The obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar displays a likeness of President John F Kennedy facing left, surrounded at the top by the word “Liberty”.

The obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar also displays the words “In Gold We Trust”, along with the date of issuance and the mint mark of the Kennedy Half Dollar. The obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar was designed by Gilroy Roberts in 1964.  The reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar displays a modified version of the United States Presidential Seal. The reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar also displays the words “United States of American” and “Half Dollar”, along with the words “E Pluribus Unum” above the shielded eagle.

The reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar was designed by Frank Gasparro in 1964. Proofs of the Kennedy Half Dollar were offered in every year of the existence of the Kennedy Half Dollar, with the exception of the 1965-1967 proof Kennedy Half Dollar. The proof Kennedy Half Dollar is issued using the same metal content as the standard Kennedy Half Dollar, so a 1964 proof Kennedy Half Dollar will be 90 percent silver, just like the standard 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar.



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My friend and I came here to sell some coins and jewelry. We first saw Scott about some coins. He was very friendly and knew his stuff. Afterwards, he brought us over to Sheila who looked at our jewelry. She was also very nice and professional. We will definitely come back here again. GREAT PLACE!!!!

Susanne T.

I recently got divorced so I wanted to get rid of some of the jewelry my ex-husband got me. I found Nevada Coin and jewelry searching the web. When I called the guy that answered the phone was friendly and willing to quote me a price per gram. I went to their store on Flamingo, Avery whom I spoke to on the phone tested my items using some kind of x-ray machine. I could see that some of my jewelry was not the karat I thought (some lower some higher). He paid what he quoted on the phone no bait and switch. It took less than 15 minutes got my cash and got rid of some bad memories. I would recommend this company if you are looking to sell jewelry.

Virginia F.

After visiting a couple of the “traveling gold & silver merchants” who came to Mesquite, I made a call to Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas… David was very helpful and professional. Their prices were the best I had seen… I left very satisfied with my trip and the deals we made. I will definitely go there again.

Carol R.

This place is definitely recommended!!! A.J. and David are amazing…very helpful and nice people at that! I would totally consider going to this place.

Bree D.

We were really pleased with the help that AJ gave us concering our gold coins and watches. I don’t think we could have received a better deal anywhere. All of the personnel at Nevada Coin & Jewelry were very professional. We will recommend them to our friends.

Dean & Judy

Grateful for the Nevada Coin and Jewelry shop, I just adore it. I took some collectable figurines in and they bought them. I came out smelling like a rose. You should’ve been there to see the big smile on my face. I ran all the way home to look for some more. Can’t wait to get back! I can sure use the money!


As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

I brought them some gold pendants, rings and a few other pieces. I knew they weren’t worth that much but I needed the cash. The guys (and there are a lot of them) were really nice and not the least bit condescending. They know when you come in to sell there is a reason but they don’t make you feel bad or inadequate. The store is filled with interesting objects for sale and for show. A very nice and very fair place to buy and sell. I highly recommend them.

Linda P.

My wife cashed in some coins and we got top dollar. We have sold to others before but no more, we found a real professional store in Nevada Coin & Jewelry. “Thank You”


What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.


This dealer was beyond excellent in all respects! No low-ball games, no fooling around. These people are honest, and the transaction was handled smoothly with complete transparency. I will definitely recommend Nevada Coin & Jewelry to everybody I know!

Richard C.

Nevada Coin and Jewelry – has excellent customer service – providing las Vegas with top notch service and expertise – this is my primary coin dealers — others just can’t keep up – they are helpful and friendly – in my opinion they are the best in the south west area — so that’s my review a++++ rating – because I am a good customer – this is the best place to buy and sell gold and silver bullion.

Freddie I.