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Encyclopedia > United States half dollar coin
Half Dollar (United States)
Value: 0.50 US dollars
Mass: 11.340 g
Diameter: 30.61 mm
Thickness: 2.15 mm
Edge: 150 reeds
Composition: 91.66% Cu, 8.33% Ni
Obverse
Design: John F. Kennedy
Designer: Gilroy Roberts
Design Date: 1964
Reverse
Design: Presidential Seal
Designer: Frank Gasparro
Design Date: 1964

The Half Dollar of the United States has been produced nearly every year since the inception of the United States Mint in 1793. No other US coin has enjoyed as consistent a mintage over the entire period. Currently, however, they appear to have little circulation aside from some use in casinos. This is partly because most people will hoard the coins on the rare occasions that they encounter them. Image File history File links US half-dollar with John F. Kennedy, 1964 Photo: Hans Andersen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... The gram or gramme, symbol g, is a unit of mass, and is defined in the SI system of units as one one-thousandth of a kilogram (i. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... CU or Cu or cu may stand for: Cervecerias Unidas, SAs the NYSE ticker symbol see you (Internet slang) Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Christian Union, a political party in the Netherlands Copper (Cu), from Latin cuprum Control unit credit union Cubas TLD Universities: Cameron University (US) Cardiff University... Ni or NI may be: A region of the United Kingdom, see Northern Ireland. ... JFK redirects here. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Seal of the President of the United States is based on the Great Seal of the United States. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Mint is responsible for producing and circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Current US Coinage. ... The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey A casino is a building that accommodates gambling. ...


List of designs

  • 40% silver half dollars
    • Kennedy 1965-1970
  • Copper-nickel half dollars
    • Kennedy 1971-1974, 1977-present
    • Kennedy Bicentennial 1975-1976 (all were dated 1776-1976)

In addition to these regular issue coins, Half Dollars are the most common denomination used for United States Commemorative Coins. The Seated Liberty designs appeared on most regular-issue silver United States coinage during the mid- and late-nineteenth century, from 1836 through 1891. ... Walking Liberty Half Dollar Obverse Walking Liberty Half Dollar A silver half dollar coin issued by the United States government, equal to 50 cents. ... Franklin half dollar (front) Franklin half dollar (back) The Franklin half dollar is a coin of the United States, minted from 1948 to 1963. ... Kennedy Half Dollar Obverse (Left) and Reverse (Right) The Kennedy half dollar is a coin of the United States first minted in 1964. ... All quarter, half dollar and dollar coins produced by the United States Mint during the years 1975 and 1976 bore special designs on their reverse, commemmorating the 200th anniversary (bicentennial) of the independence of the United States. ... A term that distinguishes coins created for commerce from commemorative coins. ... Commemorative coinage of the United States consists of coins that have been minted to commemorate a particular event, person or organization. ...


External link

  • http://www.acoin.com/regular50c.htm


United States currency and coinage
Topics: Federal Reserve Note | United States Note | United States coinage | United States dollar
Currency: $1 | $2 | $5 | $10 | $20 | $50 | $100 | Larger denominations
Coinage: Cent | Nickel | Dime | Quarter | Half Dollar | Dollar

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Half dollar (United States coin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (366 words)
The Half Dollar of the United States has been produced nearly every year since the inception of the United States Mint in 1794.
Silver coins (those of ten cent value and above) began to disappear from circulation, leading the United States to change to a layered composition coin made of a copper core laminated between two cupro-nickel faces for the 1965 coinage year.
By the time mintage figures could match normal demand and the coin's composition was changed to match the rest of the coinage, both businesses and the public had adapted to a world in which the half dollar did not circulate.
Franklin half dollar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
The Franklin half dollar is a coin of the United States, minted from 1948 to 1963.
The coin pictured Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse.
Coins without a mint mark were minted in Philadelphia, whereas those with a "D" were minted in Denver and with an "S" in San Francisco.
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