An Original 1964 John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollar

Remember the life of one of America’s most popular Presidents with a coin that became one of the most popular ever issued by the United States Mint.

An Original 1964 John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollar

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  • Issued just four months after JFK’s shocking assassination
  • The first and only circulating silver coin to commemorate JFK
  • 90% silver (1964 dated)
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Sold Out!
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On 12 September 1953, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier married a charismatic United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts. Just over seven years later, she was living in the White House with their two small children, while her husband, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, served as America’s first Irish-Catholic President. In June 1963, President Kennedy visited Ireland and later described his trip a being the best four days of his life and spoke of being “at home … among neighbours”. Thousands of people crowded into the streets of Dublin to welcome him warmly, and he enjoyed a family reunion with his Irish cousins in Dunganstown, County Wexford. 

Just a few months after that memorable visit to Ireland, Jacqueline was at her husband’s side as they travelled in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. Suddenly, an assassin’s bullets rang out and brought the life of America’s 35th President to a shocking end. A few days later, the grieving widow asked the young Irish Army cadets who had so impressed her husband during a wreath-laying ceremony in Dublin, to perform the drill at his state funeral while the world mourned.

 

The United States Mint was granted permission to replace Benjamin Franklin on the silver half-dollar with a portrait of America’s slain Commander in Chief.  The Mint’s Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts had already prepared the design, having sculpted a portrait of Kennedy for a presidential medal series in 1962.  Ironically, Roberts had shown Kennedy his design, with neither man having any idea that it would shortly appear on the nation’s coinage in such tragic circumstances.

 

The new JFK Silver Half-Dollar was issued on 24 March 1964, just four months after his assassination. So many coins were kept as commemoratives to remember the fallen President that they rarely found their way into circulation. We have secured a small number of original silver 1964 John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollars struck by the United States Mint to offer to customers on a strictly first-come-first-served basis, and so I would invite you to act quickly to secure yours today.

 

Remember the life of one of America’s most popular Presidents with a coin that became one of the most popular ever issued by the United States Mint.  The iconic JFK Silver Half Dollar was struck during one of the saddest times in America’s history to honour a man who was a real friend to Ireland. 

By ordering your original 1964 John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollar, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

On 12 September 1953, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier married a charismatic United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts. Just over seven years later, she was living in the White House with their two small children, while her husband, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, served as America’s first Irish-Catholic President. In June 1963, President Kennedy visited Ireland and later described his trip a being the best four days of his life and spoke of being “at home … among neighbours”. Thousands of people crowded into the streets of Dublin to welcome him warmly, and he enjoyed a family reunion with his Irish cousins in Dunganstown, County Wexford. 

Just a few months after that memorable visit to Ireland, Jacqueline was at her husband’s side as they travelled in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. Suddenly, an assassin’s bullets rang out and brought the life of America’s 35th President to a shocking end. A few days later, the grieving widow asked the young Irish Army cadets who had so impressed her husband during a wreath-laying ceremony in Dublin, to perform the drill at his state funeral while the world mourned.

 

The United States Mint was granted permission to replace Benjamin Franklin on the silver half-dollar with a portrait of America’s slain Commander in Chief.  The Mint’s Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts had already prepared the design, having sculpted a portrait of Kennedy for a presidential medal series in 1962.  Ironically, Roberts had shown Kennedy his design, with neither man having any idea that it would shortly appear on the nation’s coinage in such tragic circumstances.

 

The new JFK Silver Half-Dollar was issued on 24 March 1964, just four months after his assassination. So many coins were kept as commemoratives to remember the fallen President that they rarely found their way into circulation. We have secured a small number of original silver 1964 John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollars struck by the United States Mint to offer to customers on a strictly first-come-first-served basis, and so I would invite you to act quickly to secure yours today.

 

Remember the life of one of America’s most popular Presidents with a coin that became one of the most popular ever issued by the United States Mint.  The iconic JFK Silver Half Dollar was struck during one of the saddest times in America’s history to honour a man who was a real friend to Ireland. 

By ordering your original 1964 John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollar, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Notify me when the product will be available.