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November 22, 2013

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Chris Fuccione

The 1964 half dollars were not made of pure silver but 90% silver and 10% copper.

For the Bicentennial the Mint produced a 40% silver clad Half Dollar for a mint set they were selling.

Also "The coins are still available through the Mint to satisfy demands from collectors." is misleading. It sounds like all the Kennedy Half Dollars are available at the Mint which is not the case.

A guy

The 1964 half dollars weren't pure silver, they were 90% silver and 10% copper, the standard alloy for silver coins at the time.

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