0.5 Dollar KM202 Kennedy United States

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Country United States
Value 0.5
Denomination Dollar
KM# A202B Dates 1977-2015 Notes Kennedy Half Dollar


Kennedy Half Obverse

John F. Kennedy in profile, facing to the left, with hair parted on the left-hand side. In large lettering around the top half of the coin is written “LIBERTY”. In a straight line across the bottom quarter of the coin is written in small lettering “IN GOD WE TRUST”, with Kennedy's neck separating IN GOD and WE TRUST. Along the bottom edge of the coin is written the year.


Kennedy Half reverse

In the center is the presidential seal: A bald eagle with wings aloft and outspread legs, one set of talons holding an olive branch and one set holding a bundle of thirteen arrows (denoting the powers of peace and war). In front of his torso is a shield. Behind the eagle is a background of sun rays, with thirteen clouds across the top and thirteen stars below them (depicting the original 13 states). In its mouth, the eagle is clutching a banner that floats over its head and which reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (meaning: “Out of many, one”). This entire insignia is surrounded by a ring of 50 stars (one for each US state). Outside this ring of stars is written at the top of the coin “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and at the bottom of the coin “HALF DOLLAR”.

Related links

Kennedy Half Dollar - Wikipedia