2017 Kennedy Half Dollar

The 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) was not released for general circulation, but only distributed by the United States Mint within numismatic products. This included circulating quality versions, as well as Proof versions struck in the standard composition or 90% silver.

2017-D Kennedy Half Dollar
2017-D Kennedy Half Dollar

On February 22, 2017, the United States Mint began accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2017 Kennedy Half Dollars struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The product options included 200-coin bags from either mint facility priced at $139.95 or a two-roll set containing one roll from each mint priced at $32.95.

During the year, other numismatic products were released which contained the half dollars. The 2017 Uncirculated Mint Set featured Uncirculated versions of the coins struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The 2017 Proof Set included the 2017-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint in standard composition. The 2017 Silver Proof Set included a 90% silver version of the half dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint.

The United States Mint reported circulation strike 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar production of 1,800,000 pieces at the Philadelphia Mint and 2,900,000 pieces at the Denver Mint.

2017 Kennedy Half Dollar Specifications:

  • Denomination: $0.50
  • Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel; 90% silver, 10% copper (silver Proof)
  • Weight: 11.34 grams; 12.50 grams (silver Proof)
  • Diameter: 30.61 mm
  • Edge: reeded
  • Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia), “D” (Denver), “S” (San Francisco)

2017 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages:

  • 2017-P: 1,800,000
  • 2017-D: 2,900,000
  • 2017-S Proof: 621,390
  • 2017-S Silver Proof: 406,986

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