Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages (1964-Date)

Detailed Mintage Records for Kennedy Half Dollars

Kennedy Half-Dollar designs including regular issue and the circulating commemorative Bicentennial..
Kennedy half dollars: Regular issue design (top), circulating commemorative United States Bicentennial design (bottom). Image Courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries, www.ha.com

Background and History

The United States Mint began minting the new Kennedy half dollar in January of 1964. Production of circulating coin began on January 30th at the Denver mint and about a week later at the Philadelphia mint. Due to the rising price of silver, the composition of the Kennedy half dollar was changed from 90% silver to 40% silver in 1965 and in 1971 silver was eliminated altogether with a copper-nickel clad alloy.

In an effort to thwart the speculators and investors, coins dated 1964 were also made in 1965 in 1966. This was allowed by an act of Congress passed on September 3, 1964 at the request of the Treasury Department.

Beginning in 1965 and lasting through 1967 the United States was experience a coin shortage. This was due to the rising price of silver that made coins more valuable for their silver content than their face value. This led to people removing the silver coins from circulation and saving them or melting them for their silver value. Unfortunately, the Treasury Department blamed coin collectors for the coin shortage. In an effort to try to curb people from removing the coins from circulation, The United States Mint removed all mint marks from coins made between 1965 and 1967. Additionally, Proof sets were not made during these three years. However, they did make Special Mint Sets for coin collectors but they were not the same quality as Proof coins.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Congress authorized the production of a circulating commemorative coin that included the Kennedy half dollar. In anticipation of extreme demand by the public, the mint did not strike any quarters, half dollars or dollar coins dated 1975.

Kennedy half dollars minted in 1975 bear the dual date 1776 - 1976. Special collector edition coins were struck on 40% silver clad planchets in both business strike and proof finishes.

Coin Values and Prices:

Kennedy Half-Dollar Mintages

The following table lists mint production numbers for the number of Kennedy Half Dollar produced at each mint facility. Where possible, production numbers by strike type are noted.

YearMintMint MarkMintageNotes
1964Philadelphia 273,304,004Struck in 1964: 87,448,004 In 1965: 144,182,000 In 1966: 41,674,000
1964 ProofPhiladelphia 3,950,762 
1964 SMSPhiladelphia 1Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1964DenverD156,205,446Struck in 1964:114,411,608 In 1965: 41,793,838
1964 SMSDenverD1Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
40% Silver Clad Composition
1965Philadelphia 65,879,366 
1965 SMSPhiladelphia 2,360,000Issued only in Special Mint Sets; All coins struck from 1965 to 1967 do not have mint marks. Although it is possible that coins were struck at all three operating mints, mintmarks were removed in an effort to try and stop the hoarding of coins.
1966Philadelphia 108,984,932 
1966 SMSPhiladelphia 2,261,583Issued only in Special Mint Sets; All coins struck from 1965 to 1967 do not have mint marks. Although it is possible that coins were struck at all three operating mints, mintmarks were removed in an effort to try and stop the hoarding of coins.
1967Philadelphia 295,046,978 
1967 SMSPhiladelphia 1,863,344Issued only in Special Mint Sets; All coins struck from 1965 to 1967 do not have mint marks. Although it is possible that coins were struck at all three operating mints, mintmarks were removed in an effort to try and stop the hoarding of coins.
1968DenverD246,951,930 
1968 SMSDenverD2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1968 ProofSan FranciscoS3,041,506 
1969DenverD129,881,800 
1969 SMSDenverD2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1969 ProofSan FranciscoS2,934,731 
1970DenverD2,150,000Issued only in Mint Sets
1970 ProofSan FranciscoS2,632,810 
Copper-Nickel Clad Composition
1971Philadelphia 155,164,000 
1971 SMSPhiladelphia 2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1971DenverD302,097,424 
1971 SMSDenverD2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1971 ProofSan FranciscoS3,220,733 
1972Philadelphia 153,180,000 
1972 SMSPhiladelphia 1Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1972DenverD141,890,000 
1972 SMSDenverD1Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1972 ProofSan FranciscoS3,260,996 
YearMintMint MarkMintageNotes
1973Philadelphia 64,964,000 
1973DenverD83,171,400 
1973 SMSDenverD2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1973 ProofSan FranciscoS2,760,339 
1974Philadelphia 201,596,000 
1974DenverD79,066,300 
1974 ProofSan FranciscoS2,612,568 
Bicentennial Design
1976Philadelphia 234,308,000 
1976DenverD287,565,248 
1976 SMSDenverD2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1976 ProofSan FranciscoS7,059,099 
1976 ProofSan Francisco 4No Mint mark Only 4 known
1976San FranciscoS11,000,000 
1976 ProofSan FranciscoS4,000,000 
Regular Design Resumed
1977Philadelphia 43,598,000 
1977DenverD31,449,106 
1977 SMSDenverD1Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1977 ProofSan FranciscoS3,251,152 
1978Philadelphia 14,350,000 
1978DenverD13,765,799 
1978 SMSDenverD2Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1978 ProofSan FranciscoS3,127,781 
1979Philadelphia 68,312,000 
1979DenverD15,815,422 
1979 ProofSan FranciscoS3,677,175 
YearMintMint MarkMintageNotes
1980PhiladelphiaP44,134,000 
1980DenverD33,456,449 
1980 ProofSan FranciscoS3,554,806 
1981PhiladelphiaP29,544,000 
1981DenverD27,839,533 
1981 ProofSan FranciscoS4,063,083 
1982PhiladelphiaP10,819,000 
1982DenverD13,140,102 
1982 ProofSan FranciscoS3,857,479 
1983PhiladelphiaP34,139,000 
1983DenverD32,472,244 
1983 ProofSan FranciscoS3,279,126 
1984PhiladelphiaP26,029,000 
1984DenverD26,262,158 
1984 ProofSan FranciscoS3,065,110 
1985PhiladelphiaP18,706,962 
1985DenverD19,814,034 
1985 ProofSan FranciscoS3,362,821 
1986PhiladelphiaP13,107,633 
1986DenverD15,336,145 
1986 ProofSan FranciscoS3,010,497 
1987PhiladelphiaP2,890,758 
1987DenverD2,890,758 
1987 ProofSan FranciscoS4,227,728 
1988PhiladelphiaP13,626,000 
1988DenverD12,000,096 
1988 ProofSan FranciscoS3,262,948 
1989PhiladelphiaP24,542,000 
1989DenverD23,000,216 
1989 ProofSan FranciscoS3,220,194 
YearMintMint MarkMintageNotes
1990PhiladelphiaP22,278,000 
1990DenverD20,096,242 
1990 ProofSan FranciscoS3,299,559 
1991PhiladelphiaP14,874,000 
1991DenverD15,054,678 
1991 ProofSan FranciscoS2,867,787 
1992PhiladelphiaP17,628,000 
1992DenverD17,000,106 
1992 ProofSan FranciscoS2,858,981 
1992 ProofSan FranciscoS1,317,57990% Silver
1993PhiladelphiaP15,510,000 
1993DenverD15,000,006 
1993 ProofSan FranciscoS2,633,439 
1993 ProofSan FranciscoS761,35390% Silver
1994PhiladelphiaP23,718,000 
1994DenverD23,828,110 
1994 ProofSan FranciscoS2,484,594 
1994 ProofSan FranciscoS785,32990% Silver
1995PhiladelphiaP26,496,000 
1995DenverD26,288,000 
1995 ProofSan FranciscoS2,117,496 
1995 ProofSan FranciscoS679,98590% Silver
1996PhiladelphiaP24,442,000 
1996DenverD24,744,000 
1996 ProofSan FranciscoS1,750,244 
1996 ProofSan FranciscoS775,02190% Silver
1997PhiladelphiaP20,882,000 
1997DenverD19,876,000 
1997 ProofSan FranciscoS2,055,000 
1997 ProofSan FranciscoS741,67890% Silver
1998PhiladelphiaP15,646,000 
1998DenverD15,064,000 
1998 ProofSan FranciscoS2,086,507 
1998 ProofSan FranciscoS878,79290% Silver
1998 ProofSan FranciscoS62,350Matte Proof Finish SMS Issued only in Kennedy Commem. Set
1999PhiladelphiaP8,900,000 
1999DenverD10,682,000 
1999 ProofSan FranciscoS2,543,401 
1999 ProofSan FranciscoS804,56590% Silver
YearMintMint MarkMintageNotes
2000PhiladelphiaP22,600,000 
2000DenverD19,466,000 
2000 ProofSan FranciscoS3,082,483 
2000 ProofSan FranciscoS965,42190% Silver
2001PhiladelphiaP21,200,000 
2001DenverD19,504,000 
2001 ProofSan FranciscoS2,294,909 
2001 ProofSan FranciscoS889,69790% Silver
2002PhiladelphiaP3,100,000None issued for general circulation
2002DenverD2,500,000None issued for general circulation
2002 ProofSan FranciscoS2,319,766 
2002 ProofSan FranciscoS892,22990% Silver
2003PhiladelphiaP2,500,000None issued for general circulation
2003DenverD2,500,000None issued for general circulation
2003 ProofSan FranciscoS2,172,684 
2003 ProofSan FranciscoS1,125,75590% Silver
2004PhiladelphiaP2,900,000None issued for general circulation
2004DenverD2,900,000None issued for general circulation
2004 ProofSan FranciscoS1,789,488 
2004 ProofSan FranciscoS1,175,93490% Silver
2005PhiladelphiaP3,800,000None issued for general circulation
2005 SMSPhiladelphiaP1,141,895Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2005DenverD3,500,000None issued for general circulation
2005 SMSDenverD1,141,895Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2005 ProofSan FranciscoS2,275,000 
2005 ProofSan FranciscoS1,069,67990% Silver
2006PhiladelphiaP2,400,000None issued for general circulation
2006 SMSPhiladelphiaP915,586Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2006DenverD2,000,000None issued for general circulation
2006 SMSDenverD915,586Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2006 ProofSan FranciscoS2,000,428 
2006 ProofSan FranciscoS1,054,00890% Silver
2007PhiladelphiaP2,400,000None issued for general circulation
2007 SMSPhiladelphiaP895,628Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2007DenverD2,400,000None issued for general circulation
2007 SMSDenverD895,628Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2007 ProofSan FranciscoS1,384,797 
2007 ProofSan FranciscoS875,05090% Silver
2008PhiladelphiaP1,700,000None issued for general circulation
2008 SMSPhiladelphiaP745,464Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2008DenverD1,700,000None issued for general circulation
2008 SMSDenverD745,464Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2008 ProofSan FranciscoS1,377,424 
2008 ProofSan FranciscoS620,68490% Silver
2009PhiladelphiaP1,900,000None issued for general circulation
2009 SMSPhiladelphiaP774,844Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2009 SMSDenverD774,844Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2009DenverD1,900,000None issued for general circulation
2009 ProofSan FranciscoS1,477,967 
2009 ProofSan FranciscoS694,40690% Silver
YearMintMint MarkMintageNotes
2010PhiladelphiaP1,700,000None issued for general circulation
2010 SMSPhiladelphiaP583,912Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2010DenverD1,800,000None issued for general circulation
2010 SMSDenverD583,912Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2010 ProofSan FranciscoS1,103,950 
2010 ProofSan FranciscoS585,41490% Silver
2011PhiladelphiaP1,700,000None issued for general circulation
2011DenverD1,750,000None issued for general circulation
2011 ProofSan FranciscoS1,098,835 
2011 ProofSan FranciscoS574,17590% Silver
2012PhiladelphiaP1,800,000None issued for general circulation
2012DenverD1,700,000None issued for general circulation
2012 ProofSan FranciscoS841,972 
2012 ProofSan FranciscoS395,44390% Silver
2013PhiladelphiaP5,000,000None issued for general circulation
2013DenverD4,600,000None issued for general circulation
2013 ProofSan FranciscoS821,031 
2013 ProofSan FranciscoS451,34290% Silver

Suggested Books on Kennedy Half Dollars

  • Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins; Walter Breen; Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (May 1, 1988); ISBN-10: 0385142072; ISBN-13: 978-0385142076
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  • The Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties, 5th Edition, Volume II; Fivaz, Bill and J.T. Stanton; Publisher: Whitman Publishing, Atlanta (2011); ISBN-10: 0794832393; ISBN-13: 978-0794832391
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  • A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, 2nd Edition Edition; Tomaska, Rick; Whitman Publishing; 2 edition (February 7, 2012); ISBN-10: 0794836666; ISBN-13: 978-0794836665
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  • The Kennedy Half Dollar Book: An Attribution and Pricing Guide; Wiles, James, Ph.D; Series: CONECA attribution series; Stanton Printing & Publishing; Savannah, GA; 1998; ISBN-10: 1892706008;  ISBN-13: 978-1892706003
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