1974 Kennedy Half Dollar

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1974 Kennedy Half Dollar in average condition to be worth 50 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $2.50. - Last updated: June, 10 2022

  • Year: 1974
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Kennedy Half Dollar
  • Price: 50 cents-$2.50
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 201,596,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 0%

1974 Kennedy Half Dollar
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These coins have 0% Silver content, but they are popular with the collectors.

The year 1974 saw the United States mint in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Denver create Kennedy Half Dollars. Those issued at the Denver and Philadelphia mint appear to be selling for between $1.50 and $3.00, while the San Francisco specimens tend to sell for $3 to $9 for the proof. Silver Proof 1974 Half Dollars were minted but these only came from the mint as a special order.

In terms of errors 1974 really doesn't have any standouts to be aware of. All the normal errors are there however. The DDO's and DDR's (Double Die Obverse and Reverse), as well as clipped planchet errors. It seems however all the planchet errors that were originally seen with the changeover from silver to copper / nickel planchets in 1971 have resolved themselves.

1974 Half Dollar Error Guide

1974 Half Dollar Errors
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Advanced Price List

This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.

Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1974 Kennedy Half Dollar as follows.

  • Excellent toning or natural rainbow toning will increase the eye appeal and therefor value of the 1974 P Half Dollar

  • Grade MS60 = $8-$8
  • Grade MS61 = $8-$13
  • Grade MS62 = $11-$19
  • Grade MS63 = $15-$25
  • Grade MS64 = $19-$31
  • Grade MS65 = $60-$100
  • Grade MS66 = $113-$188
  • Grade MS67 = $375-$625

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How much is a 1974 Kennedy Half Dollar worth?

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

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 50 cents, 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 1974, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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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 1967 $50
Kennedy Half Dollar 1999 S $48
Kennedy Half Dollar 1964 D $45
Kennedy Half Dollar 1996 S $41
Kennedy Half Dollar 1994 S $37
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Kennedy Half Dollar's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Kennedy Half Dollar?

Name Produced
1995 S 679,000
1997 S 741,000
1993 S 761,000
1996 S 775,000
1994 S 785,000
1999 S 804,000
1998 S 878,000
2001 S 889,000
2002 S 892,000
2000 S 965,000
1992 S 1,317,000
1996 S 1,750,000
1997 S 2,055,000
1998 S 2,086,000
1995 S 2,117,000
1970 D 2,155,000
2001 S 2,294,000
2002 S 2,319,000
1994 S 2,484,000
2002 D 2,500,000
Name Produced

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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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