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Today is the 50th Anniversary of the assisination of John F. Kennedy

Published on: 22nd

Park Avenue Numismatics, Miami Beach, FL – November, 22, 2013 —Today is the Fifty year Anniversary to when John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin’s bullet while in Texas with his wife. The Kennedy Half Dollar was minted in 90% (.900) silver for only one year, in 1964. In his honor, more than 433,000,000 Kennedy silver coins were minted, BUT ONLY 3,950,762 WERE STRUCK IN PROOF CONDITION. That’s less than 1% of all 1964 silver JFK coins that were struck in proof. Although the proof 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar is 100 times as rare as its non-proof counterpart, the proof coin is presently only about twice the value of the non-proof coin, as listed in the Red Book. Citizens at home and the international community paused Friday to remember the 35th president of the United States.