All versions of the 1985 Kennedy Half Dollar are relatively easy to obtain in uncirculated or proof. The 1985 Mint Sets and Proof Sets are inexpensive and this provides a ready source for coins when the sets are broken up.
Collectors will often pursue the highest available grades from the most well respected third party coin grading companies. The highest mint state grades are a few pieces graded NGC MS 68. Proof coins can be found in grades PCGS PR70DCAM and NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo.
Differences may be noted on the obverse design for this year and other issues of the mid-1980’s. There is considerably less detail present in the hair and facial features as compared to the original design from 1964.
1985 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Circulation Mintage: 18,706,962 (Philadelphia), 19,814,034 (Denver)
- Proof Mintage: 3,362,821
- Mint Marks: P (Philadelphia), D (Denver), S (San Francisco)
- Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
- Weight: 11.34 grams
- Diameter: 30.61 mm