2019 Kennedy Half Dollar

The 2019 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 coins, Uncirculated coins, and Proof coins struck in the standard composition or 90% silver.

2019-P Kennedy Half Dollar
2019-P Kennedy Half Dollar

On May 3, 2019, the United States Mint began accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2019 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 2019 Uncirculated Mint Set featured Uncirculated versions of the coins struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The 2019 Proof Set included the 2019 Proof Kennedy Half Dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint in standard composition. The 2019 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 2019 Kennedy Half Dollar production of 1,700,000 pieces each at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This represented a significant reduction compared to the previous year.

The Mint also issued a special 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Kennedy Half Dollar to commemorate the first manned mission to the moon and was included in the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set.

2019 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)

2019 Kennedy Half Dollar Mintages:

  • 2019-P: 1,700,000
  • 2019-D: 1,700,000
  • 2019-S Proof: 687,480
  • 2019-S Silver Proof: 460,925
  • 2019-S Reverse Proof: 99,998

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