1964 D Half Dollar

The 1964 D Kennedy Half Dollar is a 90% silver coin that is categorized as Semi-Key Date. Its worth up to $115.00 USD in MS-66 condition, but on average is selling for $16.50 USD. 1964 was the first year that Kennedy Half Dollar were issued. Even in one of the lowest grades like AU (Almost Uncirculated) this coin sells for $10.00 USD. The 1964 Half Dollar is the only 90% silver half dollar issued into general circulation. - Last updated: February, 06 2024

1964 D Half Dollar
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  • Key: Semi-Key Date
  • Year: 1964
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Kennedy
  • Price: $10.00-$115.00+
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 156,205,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $8.79

Notes: Key Points 1964 Half Dollar(Click to Enlarge Image)

The 1964 D Kennedy Half Dollar is of course 90% silver and was the only year the Kennedy Half Dollars were minted that way. You can still get 90% silver Kennedy halves if you order a silver proof pack from the US Mint. Since the 64s are 90% silver and not 40% like the newer ones they are very white. Look for the accented hair this year. Also the price listed as the high is for certified perfect condition versions that have probably never been in circulation.

Accented hair specimens are found in 1964 proof sets or loose 1964 P Proof Halves. Jacqueline Kennedy requested JFKs hair to be improved upon. The US mint made the improvements to the die and struck what is now termed as accented hair half dollars. See the image below for reference.

Key Points 1964 Half Dollar(Click to Enlarge Image)

Double Die Half Dollar Error(Double Die Half Dollar Error)


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How much is a 1964 D Half Dollar worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $10.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $115 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 1964, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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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 2014 W $3k
Kennedy Half Dollar 1964 D $115
Kennedy Half Dollar 2014 W $105
Kennedy Half Dollar 1995 S $82
Kennedy Half Dollar 1966 $80
Kennedy Half Dollar 1970 S $80
Kennedy Half Dollar 2019 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 1969 S $55
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1964 D Half Dollars Silver?

Yes! Kennedy Half Dollar's produced in 1964 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain .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?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $1.21 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.79, 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 2010 S Kennedy is $8.79 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $24.30 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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