2003 S Half Dollar (Silver Proof)




CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 2003 S Kennedy Half Dollar Proof in average condition to be worth $10.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $19.00. - Last updated: April, 07 2023


2003 S Half Dollar (Silver Proof)
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  • Year: 2003
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Type: Kennedy
  • Price: $10.00-$19.00+
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 1,125,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $8.55





Notes:

These are the mintage number and value ranges for this coin. Take prices with a grain of salt and adjust as needed.

  1. 2003-P (Philadelphia): 2,500,000 - Value: $1.50-$3.00 (in circulated condition)
  2. 2003-D (Denver): 2,500,000 - Value: $1.50-$3.00 (in circulated condition)
  3. 2003-S Clad Proof (San Francisco): 2,172,000 - Value: $4.00-$8.00 (in proof condition)
  4. 2003-S Silver Proof (San Francisco): 1,125,000 - Value: $10.00-$19.00 (in proof condition)

Are 2003 Kennedy Half Dollars Silver?

The majority of the Kennedy Half Dollars from 2003 are not silver. There were however proofs issued in 90% silver but they would be specially ordered and in sets and not released into general population. If the coin has an S mint mark, appears to be a proof and weighs 12.50 grams it's silver. If it however doesn't appear to be a proof and or appears to be a proof but only has a weight of 11.50 grams then the coin is most definitely not silver. Additionally you can look at the reeded edge for a copper line. If a copper line is present it is not silver.


Did you know?

The design for the Kennedy Half Dollar was created and approved in just 38 days, making it the fastest creation and approval of a United States coin to date.


Because of this the coin was first struck on February 11, 1964 roughly 2 months after Kennedy's assassination on November 22 of 1963.



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How much is a 2003 S Half Dollar (Silver Proof) worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $10.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $3 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 2003, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Overall Specs & Design

This coin has a total mass of 11.34 g, a diameter of 30.6 mm, and a thickness of 2.15 mm. It's edge is Reeded, and the coins are composed of 1971 - Present 75% copper, 25% nickel, 1965-1970 40% silver 60% copper, 1964 - 90% Silver 10% copper.


Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro


Front (Obverse): The front or coin obverse contains the profile of John F. Kennedy gazing to the left. The words In GOD We Trust and Liberty are engraved. Mint marks are located to the bottom center of the bust. The date is present as well.


Back (Reverse): Contains a bald eagle grasping 13 arrow in its right claw, and am olive branch also containing 13 olives. A shield protects the eagles chest. 13 stars radiate along lines stemming from the eagles wings. These represent the original 13 colonies. The words United States of America and Half Dollar are present and engraved on the reverse as well.


P, D, S, W mint marks are present on coins. The initials FG stand for Frank Gasparro the designer of the coins reverse.



Most Valuable

The most valuable Kennedy Half Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Kennedy Half Dollar 1995 S $82
Kennedy Half Dollar 1966 $80
Kennedy Half Dollar 1970 S $80
Kennedy Half Dollar 1997 S $67
Kennedy Half Dollar 1965 $65
Kennedy Half Dollar 1969 D $65
Kennedy Half Dollar 1970 D $65
Kennedy Half Dollar 1964 D $55
Kennedy Half Dollar 1967 $50
Kennedy Half Dollar 1999 S $48
Kennedy Half Dollar 1971 $46
Kennedy Half Dollar 1964 $45
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 2003 S Half Dollar (Silver Proof)s Silver?

Yes! Kennedy Half Dollar's produced in 2003 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.3617 troy oz or 11.25 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.


Coinage issued in 2003 will only contain silver if minted as a silver proof. Is your coin a silver proof or just a proof? Do they weigh more than other identical coins from the same year? If so they are likely 90% silver. 90% silver coins are much denser than the modern 90% copper 10% nickel blend the mint uses today.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $1.45 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.55, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 2009 S Kennedy is $8.55 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.65 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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