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2011 Kennedy Proof Half-Dollar

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The Kennedy Half-Dollar was created to honor President Kennedy.   It was authorized by Congress just a month after his death, the U.S. Mint used designs on hand by sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro, which allowed striking of the coin to begin in January 1964.  This coin has been in production for 47 years, though it is currently only minted for collectors.  The coin nearly vanished from circulation after its release due to collectors, hoarders, and people still wanting to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”  Even though ample supplies of half dollars are now available, their circulation is extremely limited.  Order your 2011 Proof Set today at the U.S. Mint.

I have to add a special note to my niece Kennedy, she truly holds the spirit of our President Kennedy, which needles to say is enduring.

Photos:  U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

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