The Kennedy Half Dollar is one of America's most popular and heavily collected United States coin. The obverse shows the Bust of our past president with the reverse the Presidential Seal. The Kennedy is the only coin in US History to use the Presidential Seal design.
Proofs are double struck on highly polished dies, giving the coin's surface a mirror like finish ... the finest made each year. Mintage figures for the special "proof" issues struck only at the San Francisco Mint are significantly lower than the mintages struck in Uncirculated condition.
But, collecting them has been a real challenge in recent years. Few people know that starting in 2002, the United States Mint discontinued the release of the Kennedy Half Dollar for circulation....creating a true modern day rarity. Prior to 2002, the typical mintage was in excess of 20 million coins from each mint per year...today numbers are much smaller in comparison!