1977 Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1977 Kennedy Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) saw the resumption of the original reverse design, following the bicentennial design of the prior year. Mintage levels for circulation strikes would experience a significant decline and set a new tone for the series going forward. The Philadelphia Mint struck 43,598,000 and the Denver Mint struck 31,449,106.

1977 Kennedy Half Dollar
1977 Kennedy Half Dollar

The San Francisco Mint continued to strike the coins in Proof format for inclusion within annual collector sets offered by the United States Mint. The total mintage was 3,251,152. These coins are frequently encountered in PCGS PR69DCAM or NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo. Proof coins in the highest grade are much more scarce and command premiums from collectors.

1977 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)

1977 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages:

  • 1977: 43,598,000
  • 1977-D: 31,449,106
  • 1977-S Proof: 3,251,152

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