Kennedy Half Dollar Values and Prices (1964-Date)

How Much Is My Kennedy Half Dollar Worth?

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50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Uncirculated Denver. Image Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

This Kennedy half dollar value and price guide lists average coin values based upon the condition of the coin.  If the coin shows evidence of wear on it due to being used in commerce, it considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." 

Market For Kennedy Half Dollars

Kennedy half dollars are quite common and can still be obtained from some banks. Circulated coins minted from 1964 to 1970 derive most of their value from their silver content.

From 1965 to 1970 the silver content was reduced from 90% (in 1964 dated coins) to 40%.  Beginning with the 1971 issue, all Kennedy half dollars made for circulation contain a mixture of copper and nickel and contain no silver.

Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties

While there are some Kennedy half minor varieties , there are no issues that are exceedingly rare or expensive. The mint made special collector coins from 1965 to 1967, and again beginning in 1992 and are quite affordable for any collector's budget.  In 1975 and 1976 (coins dated 1776-1976), the mint issued a special circulating commemorative coin for the bicentennial of the United States. These were made by the billions and carry no premium value.

However, in 1970 the United States Mint made Kennedy half dollars at both the Denver mint facility and the San Francisco mint facility. None were minted at Philadelphia. The coins minted in San Francisco were proof coins that were used in the 1970 Proof Set.

The coins minted in Denver were of business strike quality and were only included in United States Uncirculated Mint Sets. Therefore,  the only way to obtain an example of a circulation quality 1970 Kennedy half-dollar was to buy a United States Uncirculated Mint Set.

Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn and looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below, it is considered a circulated coin.

If your coin looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below and has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

Mint Marks

Kennedy half dollars were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark or P), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S).  As illustrated in the pictures in the links below, the mint mark is located on the reverse of the 1964 coin located on the left-hand side just below the eagle's claw.  From 1968 until today, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin just below the point of Kennedy's bust and above the date. From 1965 to 1967 all U.S. coins did not carry a mint mark.

Kennedy Half Dollar Average Prices and Values

The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect from a dealer to buy the coin fro you).

The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the link above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average circulated Kennedy half-dollar.  The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average uncirculated. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.

Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1964$7.40$3.70 $12.60$9.20
1964-D$7.80$3.70 $12.60$9.30
1965$3.30$1.70 $5.90$4.30
1966$3.00$1.40 $6.10$4.50
1967$3.10$1.60 $6.00$4.20
1968-D$3.20$1.60 $6.20$4.40
1969-D$3.10$1.60 $5.90$4.10
1970-D$7.20$3.70 $12.90$9.10
1971$1.00F.V. $1.70$1.20
1971-D$1.00F.V. $1.60$1.10
1972$1.00F.V. $1.60$1.10
1972-D$1.00F.V. $1.60$1.10
1973$1.00F.V. $1.40$1.00
1973-D$1.00F.V. $1.40$0.90
1974$1.00F.V. $1.30$0.90
1974-D$1.00F.V. $1.60$1.10
1976$1.00F.V. $1.20$0.80
1976-D$1.00F.V. $1.10$0.80
1976-S Silver$3.10$1.60 $6.10$4.30
1977$1.00F.V. $1.70$1.20
1977-D$1.00F.V. $1.50$1.00
1978$1.00F.V. $2.10$1.40
1978-D$1.00F.V. $2.70$1.90
1979$1.00F.V. $1.30$0.90
1979-D$1.00F.V. $1.50$1.00
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1980$1.00F.V. $1.50$1.00
1980-D$1.00F.V. $1.50$1.10
1981$1.00F.V. $1.60$1.20
1981-D$1.00F.V. $1.40$1.00
1982$1.00F.V. $2.60$1.90
1982-D$1.00F.V. $2.10$1.40
1983$1.00F.V. $3.40$2.50
1983-D$1.00F.V. $2.50$1.90
1984$1.00F.V. $2.00$1.40
1984-D$1.00F.V. $2.10$1.40
1985$1.00F.V. $2.50$1.70
1985-D$1.00F.V. $2.80$2.00
1986$1.00F.V. $5.40$3.90
1986-D$1.00F.V. $3.90$2.60
1987$1.00F.V. $3.50$2.60
1987-D$1.00F.V. $3.70$2.60
1988$1.00F.V. $3.30$2.30
1988-D$1.00F.V. $2.20$1.60
1989$1.00F.V. $2.10$1.50
1989-D$1.00F.V. $1.80$1.30
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1990$1.00F.V. $2.20$1.50
1990-D$1.00F.V. $3.00$2.00
1991$1.00F.V. $2.50$1.70
1991-D$1.00F.V. $3.90$2.70
1992$1.00F.V. $1.10$0.80
1992-D$1.00F.V. $2.80$1.90
1993$1.00F.V. $2.00$1.30
1993-D$1.00F.V. $1.20$0.90
1994$1.00F.V. $1.00$0.70
1994-D$1.00F.V. $1.30$1.00
1995$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
1995-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
1996$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
1996-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
1997$1.00F.V. $1.20$0.80
1997-D$1.00F.V. $1.20$0.90
1998$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
1998-D$1.00F.V. $1.20F.V.
1999$1.00F.V. $1.20F.V.
1999-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
2000$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2000-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2001$1.00F.V. $1.60$1.10
2001-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2002$1.00F.V. $1.70$1.20
2002-D$1.00F.V. $1.70$1.20
2003$1.00F.V. $1.10F.V.
2003-D$1.00F.V. $1.10F.V.
2004$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2004-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2005$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2005-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2006$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2006-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2007$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2007-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2008$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2008-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2009$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2009-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
2010$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2010-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2011-P$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2011-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2012-P$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2012-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2013-P$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2013-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2014-P$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2014-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2015-P$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
2015-D$1.00F.V. $1.00F.V.
Complete
Date-Mint Set

Total Coins: 96
$130.00$65.00 $225.00$150.00
Complete
Date Set

Total Coins: 51
$75.00$35.00 $125.00$80.00

 

F.V. = Face Value
* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.

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