The 1 ounce JFK Silver Round is a replica of the Kennedy Half Dollar. The Half Dollar coin, conceived and designed as a memorial to the late President John F. Kennedy, was first minted in 1964 and is still in production by the U.S. Mint. The coin was authorized by Congress just over a month after JFK’s death.
Most Baby Boomers recall where they were when they learned of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Tx. “Baby Boomers,” born between 1946 and the mid-1960s (the period following WWII), constitute a large demographic at nearly 20% of the American population. Because of the relative prosperity of the U.S. economy during those post-war decades, Baby Boomers have significant economic influence and buying power, which makes them likely buyers of the 1 ounce JFK Silver Round for both financial and nostalgic reasons.
The obverse of the 1 ounce JFK Silver Round depicts a profile of President Kennedy with the words “In God We Trust” at the base of his profile above the year (1964) of first issue. The word LIBERTY stretches out in a half-circle above the president’s head, and the words KENNEDY HALF are engraved on the upper rim.
Engraved on the reverse side are the American Eagle and the value (Half Dollar) of the original coin. Engraving on the upper rim of the reverse is the notation that the 1 ounce JFK Silver Round is a Commemorative Copy. Specs of the piece are engraved on the bottom rim.
- Made in the USA
- Each round contains 1 full ounce of .999 fine Silver.
- Obverse: Depicts a profile of President John F. Kennedy with “Kennedy Half” inscribed above his head.
- Engraved Date reflects the initial issue of the Half Dollar coin
- Reverse: Shows weight and purity.