This 1969-D Kennedy Half Dollar coin was created as a memorial to the President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963 and is still being minted to this day. This coin is mounted in a 14kt gold filled bezel frame which can be removed by use of an eyeglass screwdriver tool. This pendant is attached to a 18 inch 14kt yellow gold filled oval link chain necklace.
The 1965-1970 versions were minted in 40% silver The coins from 1971 and up are not silver but are a good looking coin nonetheless. 1969 was the last year that the silver Kennedy Half Dollars were massed produced with about 130 million made at the Denver mint.
Obverse: The obverse shows a portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Gilroy Roberts based this profile on a portrait prepared for Kennedys presidential medal. Roberts created this design immediately after Kennedys assassination
Reverse: The design on the back of Kennedy half dollar, by United States Mint Scupltor-Engraver Frank Gasparro, is based on the presidential seal. It consists of a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast, holding a symbolic olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows. A ring of 50 stars surrounds the design, which gives this coin the distinction of having more stars than any other circulating coin. The coin was designed by Frank Gasparro, the front has JFKs Picture while the rear has the presidential seal.
* Coin Pendant- Kennedy Half Dollar
* Rear of coin depicts the presidential seal.
* Coin is used (mounted in its original condition), minted in 1969
* Coin is 40% silver
* Silver Weight: .1479 oz
* Mounted in a 14kt yellow gold filled bezel screw top frame.
* Bail is also 14kt yellow gold filled.
* 14kt yellow gold filled 18 inch chain.
* Coin Diameter: 30.61 mm (1.205 in.)
* Pendant length is 42mm (1.65 in.)