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What is the value of a 1972 Kennedy half dollar?


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April 11, 2010 1:26AM

Any US half dollars dated 1972 and found in circulation are only worth 50 cents. They're made of copper-nickel like dimes and quarters, not silver, and have no special value.

Circulation Kennedy halves have been struck at Philadelphia and Denver. Philadelphia halves only started to use the P mint mark in 1980, so a 1972 50¢ without a mint mark is perfectly normal. Denver halves dated 1968 and later have a small D between the date and the bottom of JFK's portrait.

An uncirculated 1972 half could sell for anywhere from $1 to $15 depending on its quality, while a proof coin with an S mint mark and in its original package could sell for $1.50 to $25.

"E Pluribus Unum", "Liberty"

ALL U.S. coins carry these mottoes so they really don't helping to ID a specific coin.