Coin Specifications

Category: Kennedy Half Dollars (1964-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,360,000
Obverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.4000
Weight: 11.5000g
ASW: 0.1479oz
Melt Value: $2.66 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1965 SMS 50C MS obverse 1965 SMS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1964, the United States faced a coinage shortage. Due to this, the mint ceased production of normal proof coins, which required significantly more work with die and planchet preparation. As a substitute, they created the Special Mint Set, which contained coins that weren't quite proofs, but were clearly of a higher quality than normal circulation coins. This allowed the mint to place more resources into producing coins for circulation. These special sets were issued in 1965, 1966 and 1967 before normal proof production started once more in 1968.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/7/2016

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1965 SMS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4.00 4.75 6.25 7.50 10.00 17.00 37.00 70.00 335 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 55.00 150 -
1965 SMS 50C MS Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 16.00 28.00 115 235 585 3800 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 135 260 850 -
1965 SMS 50C MS Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 500 875 2650 7300 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 550 1100 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11219
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/22/2003 PCGS MS 66   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 1822, 1822/Lot# 1530 $1,705.00
8/22/2006 PCGS MS 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26085, 26085/Lot# 11654 $54.00
9/6/2007 NGC MS 67   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 175, 181/Lot# 8461 $138.00
5/15/2011 NGC MS 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3066, 3066/Lot# 1731 $207.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Cameo Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1466 $86.25
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 189232 $10.00
7/26/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20314 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999999999912121637545631762391962328134
7999999999910121323422239622481469068660
0000009999910121323422239622481469000
00000099999111214304839313623200546100
1965 SMS 50C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616202020242424242828283237631154377741450363940245417
1617202021242424252828293446802225499992180376744880
0000002424252828293446802225499992180376700
00000024242728283135549833066212252909389600
1965 SMS 50C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202024242428282828323232373743711381558280748177960864411047
202124242528282829323234371706711278197434775865818894450
000000282829323234371706711278197434775865818800
000000282831323235373049041418239141476912841600
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Grade: MS 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 4817
Owner: connie bruner
 
Grade: MS 67 UC
Points: 4817
Owner: James Wilkerson
 
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