Proof Kennedy Half Dollars

Kennedy Half Dollars have been struck in proof format for each year of the series, with the exception of 1965-1967 when special mint set coins were issued in place. As with the broader series, the proof coins were struck in different compositions as the silver content of the denomination was altered. Each proof coin was issued as part of a complete government issued proof set containing multiple denominations.

For the first year of issue, the 1964 Proof Kennedy Half Dollar was struck in 90% silver, the same composition as the circulating version of the coin. These coins were produced at the Philadelphia Mint.

The next proof coins to be issued from 1968 to 1970 were struck in 40% silver, again matching the composition of the circulation strikes. Starting with 1968, all proof coin production would take place at the San Francisco Mint with coins bearing the ā€œSā€ mint mark on the obverse

The following year, the silver content was completely removed from the half dollar, resulting in a copper-nickel clad proof coins struck from 1971 to present.

There were several proof Kennedy Half Dollars specially produced for collectors with silver content. This included the 1976-S half dollars struck in 40% silver and included in a special three coin set to celebrate the Bicentennial. Decades later in 1992, the US Mint released an annual Silver Proof Set, which included the half dollar struck in 90% silver. The most valuable proof Kennedy Halves are some of the lower mintage 90% silver issues.

Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages

1964 3,950,762
1968-S 3,041,506
1969-S 2,934,631
1970-S 2,632,810
1971-S 3,220,733
1972-S 3,260,996
1973-S 2,760,339
1974-S 2,612,568
1776-1976-S 7,059,099
1776-1976-S Silver 4,000,000
1977-S 3,251,152
1978-S 3,127,781
1979-S 3,677,175
1980-S 3,554,806
1981-S 4,063,083
1982-S 3,857,479
1983-S 3,279,126
1984-S 3,065,110
1985-S 3,362,662
1986-S 3,010,497
1987-S 4,227,728
1988-S 3,262,948
1989-S 3,220,194
1990-S 3,299,559
1991-S 2,867,787
1992-S 2,858,981
1992-S Silver 1,317,579
1993-S 2,633,439
1993-S Silver 761,353
1994-S 2,484,594
1994-S Silver 785,329
1995-S 2,117,496
1995-S Silver 679,985
1996-S 1,750,244
1996-S Silver 775,021
1997-S 2,055,000
1997-S Silver 741,678
1998-S 2,086,507
1998-S Silver 878,792
1999-S 2,543,401
1999-S Silver 804,565
2000-S 3,082,483
2000-S Silver 965,421
2001-S 2,294,909
2001-S Silver 889,697
2002-S 2,319,766
2002-S Silver 892,229
2003-S 2,172,684
2003-S Silver 1,125,755
2004-S 1,789,488
2004-S Silver 1,175,934
2005-S 2,275,000
2005-S Silver 1,069,679
2006-S 2,000,428
2006-S Silver 1,054,008
2007-S 1,702,116
2007-S Silver 875,050
2008-S 1,405,674
2008-S Silver 763,887
2009-S 1,477,967
2009-S Silver 694,406
2010-S 1,103,950
2010-S Silver 585,414