1968 Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1968 Kennedy Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) had a composition of 40% silver, continuing the silver clad composition for the half dollar denomination. The use of mint marks was resumed after a three year absence. All circulating coins minted for this year were struck at the Denver Mint and carried the “D” mint mark.

1968-D Kennedy Half Dollar

Regular Proof coins also returned this year. The coins were minted at the San Francisco Mint and carried the ā€œSā€ mint mark. The previous Proof coin issued in 1964 had been minted at the Philadelphia Mint.

Collectors will pursue circulation strike coins in particularly high grades, with examples graded MS67 by the major grading services commanding a strong premium. For Proof coins, examples are sought with cameo or deep cameo contrast on both the obverse and reverse.

1968 Kennedy Half Dollar Specifications:

  • Denomination: $0.50
  • Composition: 40% silver, 60% copper
  • Weight: 11.50 grams
  • Diameter: 30.61 mm
  • Edge: reeded
  • Mint Mark: “D” (Denver), “S” (San Francisco)

1968 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages:

  • 1968-D: 246,951,930
  • 1968-S Proof: 3,041,506

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