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2014 P & D Kennedy 50th Anniversary Half Dollar 2pc BU Set in OGP 10 Count

2014 P & D Kennedy 50th Anniversary Half Dollar 2pc BU Set in OGP 10 Count
2014-P-&-D-Kennedy-50th-Anniversary-Half-Dollar-2pc-BU-Set-in-OGP-10-Count
2014-P-&-D-Kennedy-50th-Anniversary-Half-Dollar-2pc-BU-Set-in-OGP-10-Count
2014-P-&-D-Kennedy-50th-Anniversary-Half-Dollar-2pc-BU-Set-in-OGP-10-Count
2014-P-&-D-Kennedy-50th-Anniversary-Half-Dollar-2pc-BU-Set-in-OGP-10-Count
2014-P-&-D-Kennedy-50th-Anniversary-Half-Dollar-2pc-BU-Set-in-OGP-10-Count
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  • Title: 2014 P & D Kennedy 50th Anniversary Half Dollar 2pc BU Set in OGP 10 Count
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  • Metal: Silver
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2014 marks the 50th
year anniversary of the initial release of the iconic Kennedy Half
Dollar coin. The original Kennedy fifty cent piece was approved just
over a month after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in
1963. Proposed by newly installed President Lyndon Johnson, the new
design had to be approved by Congress in quick order to meet the target
mint date of early 1964. Congressional approval was required as an
exception to a law that stated a design on any given coin could only be
changed after 25 years in production (the Benjamin Franklin design
featured on the fifty cent piece at that time had only been in place for
15 years). This exception was approved allowing the design to move
forward.
The
obverse of Kennedy Half Dollars was designed by Gilroy Roberts and
depicts a forceful bust of John F. Kennedy?s profile. The original 1964
design that First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had helped select has been
updated with minor detail changes over the years, but the 2014 releases
feature the original design. Obverse inscriptions on the new coins
include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and the year 2014.
The
reverse of the coin features the Presidential Coat of Arms - consisting
of a heraldic eagle holding a bundle of 13 arrows and a symbolic olive
branch, with a shield on its breast and surrounded by a ring of 50
stars. This classic design was created by Frank Gasparro. Inscriptions
on the reverse include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and
HALF DOLLAR.

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