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How to Invest in Kennedy Fifty Cent Silver Coins

By Edited Oct 28, 2016 0 1

If you are going to start investing in silver, then 'how to invest in Kennedy fifty cent silver coins' should be an avenue you definitely do not want to overlook.

Beginning in 1964 the United States mint began striking silver half dollar coins depicting the image of John F. Kennedy. Former president of the United States and a hero to most Americans. 

These coins were produced for the first year with a 90% silver content containing slightly less than a half ounce of silver. 1964 was the only year that circulation strikes were produced with this much silver content. The following year and from then on the content for the precious metal portion of the coin was reduced to 40%.

Now with a silver content of almost a quarter of an ounce, the coins are widely collected and held by collectors for numismatic purposes. They are also traded by investors who seek to make a profit by purchasing when the spot price of silver is low and then selling when it goes up.

Buying Circulated Silver Kennedy Fifty Cent Coins

Circulated Kennedy coins are bought and sold individually as well as in hundred dollar and thousand dollar bags. These bags are tracked on all the financial websites with tickers and you can find the value of your investment by simply having access to the internet.

This particular commodity goes by its weight, (per ounce price) or by face value of the coins. Historically more in demand by numismatic collectors, the circulated coins, are now very popular and held by many for investment purposes.

Buying High Grade Certified Kennedy Collectible Half Dollar Coins

Another way to invest in these American silver half dollars, is to purchase high grade certified examples individually. These coins have a numismatic value that far outweighs the metal value of the coin ( the silver content proportion).

There are several companies that are well known for providing uniform grading services, the coins are graded from 0 to seventy with the latter being a perfect coin. 

One company and probably the most well known is that of PCGS another well known grader is NGC. There are many companies out there but these two are universally excepted as the cream of the crop. Sticking to one or the other will assure you, you are buying a well graded coin.

PCGS.com offers a daily update for all US coins and the price for the certified examples is also updated daily. You can watch trends on auction sites like eBay as well. Focus and research study of historical data will offer greater security to the investment as well.

How to Invest in Kennedy Fifty cent silver coins, really comes down to watching and analysing the spot price of silver. Learning the trends and sometimes holding through the tough times.

So it is wise to educate yourself to really know how to successfully invest in silver as whole by doing wider reading Online and from books, as well as getting solid advice from silver investment advisors and professionals.



Sep 25, 2011 8:46pm
Thanks for this article. So often readers only get advice on purchasing and selling bullion. It's good to have constructive advice on dealing with specific coin releases. Thanks.
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