1974 Kennedy Half Dollar

1974 Kennedy Half Dollar1974-S Kennedy Half Dollar

1974-S Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1974 Kennedy Half Dollar would be the last issue of the series before a brief design change would take place. There would be no 1975-dated half dollars produced. Already this year production would begin for the bicentennial design carrying the dual date of 1776-1976.
  For the present year, circulation production once again took place at the Philadelphia and Denver Minta facilities. For the Denver issue, a doubled die obverse variety is noted. The lettering is prominently doubled for the word “TRUST”.
  Proof versions of the coin were struck at the San Francisco Mint for inclusion within the annual proof sets. Production matched the sales level for the sets at 2,612,568.

1974 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintage and Specifications
Circulation Mintage: 201,596,000 (Philadelphia), 79,066,300 (Denver)
Proof Mintage: 2,612,568
Mint Marks: none (Philadelphia), D (Denver), S (San Francisco)
Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
Weight: 11.34 grams
Diameter: 30.61 mm

1970-1979 Kennedy Half Dollars
The Kennedy Half Dollar series underwent two significant changes during the second decade of issue. The first change was compositional and the second change was the design.
  The last 40% silver Kennedy Half Dollars were issued in 1970 and 1976. Notably, neither of these coins were released for circulation. The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was issued only in Mint Sets. The resulting low mintage, granted the coin key date status for many years. The 1976-S was specially minted in 40% silver uncirculated and proof for special 3 coin Mint Sets and Proof Sets. All other coins issued for the series during this time period had a new copper nickel clad composition, which had been in use for the dime and quarter since 1965.
  The half dollars from 1976, actually minted in both 1975 and 1976, also featured a different reverse design to mark the Bicentennial of the United States of America. Independence Hall in Philadelphia was picutred on the reverse of the coin. The obverse of the coin carried the dual date “1776-1976″. The regular eagle reverse resumed in the following year.

1970 Kennedy Half Dollar         1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar        1971 Kennedy Half Dollar

1972 Kennedy Half Dollar          1973 Kennedy Half Dollar          1974 Kennedy Half Dollar

1978 Kennedy Half Dollar     1979 Kennedy Half Dollar