2014 50th Anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin.
This 2014 gold proof coin marks the 50th anniversary since the first Kennedy half dollars were minted.
The coin is struck from 999.9 fine (24 carat) gold and contains 3/4 of an ounce of the precious metal.
The first Kennedy half dollar was issued in 1964. It is the Kennedy 50 cent coin to be struck in 90% pure silver, with later dates being silver clad or base metal.
President John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States on 20th January 1961.
Born on 29th May 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the second of eight children born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy (née Fitzgerald).
JFK served in the U.S. Navy Reserve between 1941-1945 where he was given command of the Patrol Torpedo Boat - 109 (PT-109). Kennedy's actions in saving his crew after PT-109 struck the Japanese destroyer Amagiri earned him a Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps. medal.
After a number of years in the House of Representatives and the US Senate, Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election and became the youngest elected US president at the age of 42.
JFK was assassinated on 22nd November 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
The obverse features the image of JFK as designed by the US Mint's Chief Engraver, Gilroy Roberts.
It also contains the inscriptions:
IN GOD WE TRUST
1964 - 2014
The reverse was designed by Frank Gasparro and shows a modified versionof the presidential seal. It features the heraldic eagle holding an olive brand in one talon, with 13 arrows in the other. A vertical striped shield appears in front of the eagle, with a border of stars circling the image. The inscription reads:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA • HALF DOLLAR
E PLURIBUS UNUM
3/4 oz • .9999 FINE GOLD
|Weight / Size||3/4 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.75|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Gilroy Roberts|
|Reverse Designer||Frank Gasparro|
|Mint / Brand||US Mint|
|Country||United States of America|
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