1973 Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1973 Kennedy Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) was struck for circulation at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. Production registered a lull between the higher previous and subsequent years. Typically, the Denver Mint coins will be more sharply struck and in higher grades. However, both are difficult to find in good condition.

1973 Kennedy Half Dollar
1973 Kennedy Half Dollar

The Proof version of the coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint and carries the “S” mint mark. Starting this year, it became standard for the majority of Proof coins to display deep cameo frosting on both the obverse and reverse.

1973 Kennedy Half Dollar Specifications:

  • Denomination: $0.50
  • Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
  • Weight: 11.34 grams
  • Diameter: 30.61 mm
  • Edge: reeded
  • Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia), “D” (Denver), “S” (San Francisco)

1973 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages:

  • 1973: 64,964,000
  • 1973-D: 83,171,400
  • 1973-S Proof: 2,760,339

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