The 2014 50th Anniversary of the originally issued 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar comes in 2 specific metal contents. .9999 Gold and 90% Silver
.9999 Gold 2014 W 50C Coin
This coin is of the utmost pure at .9999 (four 9's) the purest the mint is currently capable of creating. The majority of gold coins are .999 or .99 pure, so the West Point Mint really went the extra mile when creating this coin. In addition to the purity this coin is what's called a High Relief Proof, meaning the coin appears more 3D than normal proofs. The coin weighs in at 0.75 troy ounces or 31.1035 grams. Be sure to look out for gold plated fakes in the future. To be certain, make sure this coin weighs the listed 31.1035 grams. A gold plated fake will weigh much less than this. This coin was the first gold coin mass produced by the US mint since 1933. Front of the coin has the date 1964-2014.
.90 Silver 2014 W 50C Coin
If minted with a W mint mark and silver in color this coin is a 90% silver proof. This coin is referred to as a reverse proof and has a weight of 12.5 grams. This coin is 90% silver and 10% copper according to mint records. The standard issue proof comes from Philadelphia.
2014 Uncirculated Coin Sets
According to the United States mint there would be both a:
- 50th Anniversary Silver Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set (product code K13)
- 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set (product code K14)
See official website details at USMINT.gov.
How much is a 2014 W .9999 Gold Half Dollar worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $1500.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $4 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 2014, 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.
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What is the rarest Kennedy Half Dollar?
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value: This coin in poor condition is still worth $63 more than the intrinsic value from gold content of $, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a gold bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.
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Current gold melt value* for a 2010 S kennedy half dollar is $1,437 and this price is based off the current gold spot price of $1,915.68 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute gold melt value.
***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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