beer-selection.com has estimated the 1968 D Kennedy Half Dollar value at an average of $1, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $16. (see details)...
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Type: Kennedy Half Dollar Year: 1968 Mint Mark: D Face Value: 0.50 USD Total Produced: 246,951,000 > Silver Content: 40% Silver Weight: .1479 oz. Silver Melt: $3.42 Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $1, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $16 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say average, we mean in a similar condition to other coins issued in 1968, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. >.
Additional Info: 1968 was the first year since 1964 that the Kennedy Half Dollars were minted at 2 different mints. This one was minted in Denver. The others minted in 1968 are at San Francisco and they are proofs.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:This coin in poor condition is worth $2.42 less than the intrinsic value from silver content of $3.42, this coin is thus more valuable to a silver bug than to a coin collector. You will most likely find however that it is hard to get a coin for less than spot price. At least that has been our experience. Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benifits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth..
Current silver melt value* for a 1968 D is $3.42 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.09 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
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**When we say that 246,951,000, of these coins were produced or minted in 1968 this number doesn"t always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don"t reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value.Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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