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"1963" Kennedy fantasy issue, 90% Silver, 50th Anniversary Issue, Bulk Handled

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Item Number: mm_50_1963_2
Bulk-handled quality.

On June 4 1963, President John F Kennedy issued Executive Order # 11110. This order enabled the US Treasury to issue blue-seal Silver Certificates and possibly red-seal United States Notes directly, bypassing the Federal Reserve. This would have effectively diminished the power of the Federal Reserve to create money and loan it at interest to the US Government. A few months later on November 22 1963 President Kennedy was assassinated under highly-suspicious circumstances. Later, on June 4 1968, President Kennedy's like-minded brother and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy was also assassinated, again under highly-suspicious circumstances.

Shortly after the JFK assassination, the US Mint began working on a Kennedy half dollar coin, and the first examples were produced in 1964. No Kennedy half dollars were originally produced with "1963" dates. The diameter may be very slightly larger than normal.

Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to own an original (had any actually been produced). And since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

Product Reviews

(7 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
Great coins!
Lee Brewer (Chambersburg, PA) 2/3/2013 9:37 PM
Thanks for once again giving us a great fantasy coin. This perfectly complements the Franklin 1964 fantasy halves you produced earlier. Keep up the great work!
Looks Great
Jim Meade (Bettendorf, IA) 1/28/2013 4:20 PM
I bought one of each of the silver halves...they are wonderful...but...a slightly larger diameter than the originals, they don't fit in the air-tight capsules for that reason I give these a 3 star review
very nice
william riter (mayfield village, OH) 1/19/2013 3:08 PM
Daniel my Kennedy Halves just arrived. Another 5 star series of items. I can'r wait to see what is next.