- Year: 1979
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Kennedy Half Dollar
- Price: 50 cents-$25.00
- Face Value: 0.50 USD
- Produced: 3,677,000
- Edge: Reeded
- Silver Content: 0%
There are 2 variations in the 1979 S Kennedy Half Dollars. The Flat S version is the rarest and worth more to collectors. The Flat S coins are worth around $20 to $25 while the Clear S coins are worth around $8 each. All of the 3.6 million Half Dollars issued here at the San Francisco mint were minted as proofs.
If looking for errors there are several 1979 Half Dollars being struck on Susan B. Anthony planchets. Error struck on Anthony Dollars will be slightly smaller than other half dollars and as a result a portion of the strike will be missing. Other errors include; Off Center Strikes, Broad Strikes, Strike Through, and Missing Clad Layers.
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 1979 S Half Dollar Proof as follows.
- Grade MS63 = $3-$5
- Grade MS64 = $5-$8
- Grade MS65 = $6-$10
- Grade PR65 = $11-$19
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How much is a 1979 S Half Dollar 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 50 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $25 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 1979, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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