Kennedy Half-Dollar Mintages (1964-Date)

The United States Mint began minting the new Kennedy half-dollar in January of 1964. Production of circulating coin began on January 30th at the Denver mint and about a week later at the Philadelphia mint. Due to the rising price of silver, the composition of the Kennedy half-dollar was changed from 90 percent silver to 40 percent silver in 1965, and in 1971 silver was eliminated altogether with a copper-nickel clad alloy. In an effort to thwart the speculators and investors, coins dated 1964 were also made in 1965 in 1966. This was allowed by an act of Congress passed on September 3, 1964, at the request of the Treasury Department.

Beginning in 1965 and lasting through 1967, the United States was experiencing a coin shortage. This was due to the rising price of silver that made coins more valuable for their silver content than for their face value. This led to people removing the silver coins from circulation and saving or melting them for their silver value. Unfortunately, the Treasury Department blamed coin collectors for the coin shortage. In an effort to try to curb people from removing the coins from circulation, the United States Mint removed all mint marks from coins made between 1965 and 1967. Additionally, Proof sets were not made during these three years. However, they did make Special Mint Sets for coin collectors, but they were not the same quality as Proof coins.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Congress authorized the production of a circulating commemorative coin that included the Kennedy half-dollar. In anticipation of extreme demand by the public, the mint did not strike any quarters, half-dollars or dollar coins dated 1975. Kennedy half-dollars minted in 1975 bear the dual date 1776–1976. Special collector edition coins were struck on 40 percent silver-clad planchets in both business strike and proof finishes.

Kennedy Half-Dollar Mintages

The following table lists mint production numbers for the number of Kennedy Half-Dollar produced at each mint facility. Where possible, production numbers by strike type are noted.

Year Mint Mint Mark Mintage Notes
1964 Philadelphia 273,304,004 Struck in 1964: 87,448,004 In 1965: 144,182,000 In 1966: 41,674,000
1964 Proof Philadelphia 3,950,762
1964 SMS Philadelphia 1 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1964 Denver D 156,205,446 Struck in 1964:114,411,608 In 1965: 41,793,838
1964 SMS Denver D 1 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
40% Silver Clad Composition
1965 Philadelphia 65,879,366
1965 SMS Philadelphia 2,360,000 Issued only in Special Mint Sets; All coins struck from 1965 to 1967 do not have mint marks. Although it is possible that coins were struck at all three operating mints, mintmarks were removed in an effort to try and stop the hoarding of coins.
1966 Philadelphia 108,984,932
1966 SMS Philadelphia 2,261,583 Issued only in Special Mint Sets; All coins struck from 1965 to 1967 do not have mint marks. Although it is possible that coins were struck at all three operating mints, mintmarks were removed in an effort to try and stop the hoarding of coins.
1967 Philadelphia 295,046,978
1967 SMS Philadelphia 1,863,344 Issued only in Special Mint Sets; All coins struck from 1965 to 1967 do not have mint marks. Although it is possible that coins were struck at all three operating mints, mintmarks were removed in an effort to try and stop the hoarding of coins.
1968 Denver D 246,951,930
1968 SMS Denver D 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1968 Proof San Francisco S 3,041,506
1969 Denver D 129,881,800
1969 SMS Denver D 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1969 Proof San Francisco S 2,934,731
1970 Denver D 2,150,000 Issued only in Mint Sets
1970 Proof San Francisco S 2,632,810
Copper-Nickel Clad Composition
1971 Philadelphia 155,164,000
1971 SMS Philadelphia 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1971 Denver D 302,097,424
1971 SMS Denver D 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1971 Proof San Francisco S 3,220,733
1972 Philadelphia 153,180,000
1972 SMS Philadelphia 1 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1972 Denver D 141,890,000
1972 SMS Denver D 1 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1972 Proof San Francisco S 3,260,996
Year Mint Mint Mark Mintage Notes
1973 Philadelphia 64,964,000
1973 Denver D 83,171,400
1973 SMS Denver D 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1973 Proof San Francisco S 2,760,339
1974 Philadelphia 201,596,000
1974 Denver D 79,066,300
1974 Proof San Francisco S 2,612,568
Bicentennial Design
1976 Philadelphia 234,308,000
1976 Denver D 287,565,248
1976 SMS Denver D 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1976 Proof San Francisco S 7,059,099
1976 Proof San Francisco 4 No Mint mark Only 4 known
1976 San Francisco S 11,000,000
1976 Proof San Francisco S 4,000,000
Regular Design Resumed
1977 Philadelphia 43,598,000
1977 Denver D 31,449,106
1977 SMS Denver D 1 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1977 Proof San Francisco S 3,251,152
1978 Philadelphia 14,350,000
1978 Denver D 13,765,799
1978 SMS Denver D 2 Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1978 Proof San Francisco S 3,127,781
1979 Philadelphia 68,312,000
1979 Denver D 15,815,422
1979 Proof San Francisco S 3,677,175
Year Mint Mint Mark Mintage Notes
1980 Philadelphia P 44,134,000
1980 Denver D 33,456,449
1980 Proof San Francisco S 3,554,806
1981 Philadelphia P 29,544,000
1981 Denver D 27,839,533
1981 Proof San Francisco S 4,063,083
1982 Philadelphia P 10,819,000
1982 Denver D 13,140,102
1982 Proof San Francisco S 3,857,479
1983 Philadelphia P 34,139,000
1983 Denver D 32,472,244
1983 Proof San Francisco S 3,279,126
1984 Philadelphia P 26,029,000
1984 Denver D 26,262,158
1984 Proof San Francisco S 3,065,110
1985 Philadelphia P 18,706,962
1985 Denver D 19,814,034
1985 Proof San Francisco S 3,362,821
1986 Philadelphia P 13,107,633
1986 Denver D 15,336,145
1986 Proof San Francisco S 3,010,497
1987 Philadelphia P 2,890,758
1987 Denver D 2,890,758
1987 Proof San Francisco S 4,227,728
1988 Philadelphia P 13,626,000
1988 Denver D 12,000,096
1988 Proof San Francisco S 3,262,948
1989 Philadelphia P 24,542,000
1989 Denver D 23,000,216
1989 Proof San Francisco S 3,220,194
Year Mint Mint Mark Mintage Notes
1990 Philadelphia P 22,278,000
1990 Denver D 20,096,242
1990 Proof San Francisco S 3,299,559
1991 Philadelphia P 14,874,000
1991 Denver D 15,054,678
1991 Proof San Francisco S 2,867,787
1992 Philadelphia P 17,628,000
1992 Denver D 17,000,106
1992 Proof San Francisco S 2,858,981
1992 Proof San Francisco S 1,317,579 90% Silver
1993 Philadelphia P 15,510,000
1993 Denver D 15,000,006
1993 Proof San Francisco S 2,633,439
1993 Proof San Francisco S 761,353 90% Silver
1994 Philadelphia P 23,718,000
1994 Denver D 23,828,110
1994 Proof San Francisco S 2,484,594
1994 Proof San Francisco S 785,329 90% Silver
1995 Philadelphia P 26,496,000
1995 Denver D 26,288,000
1995 Proof San Francisco S 2,117,496
1995 Proof San Francisco S 679,985 90% Silver
1996 Philadelphia P 24,442,000
1996 Denver D 24,744,000
1996 Proof San Francisco S 1,750,244
1996 Proof San Francisco S 775,021 90% Silver
1997 Philadelphia P 20,882,000
1997 Denver D 19,876,000
1997 Proof San Francisco S 2,055,000
1997 Proof San Francisco S 741,678 90% Silver
1998 Philadelphia P 15,646,000
1998 Denver D 15,064,000
1998 Proof San Francisco S 2,086,507
1998 Proof San Francisco S 878,792 90% Silver
1998 Proof San Francisco S 62,350 Matte Proof Finish SMS Issued only in Kennedy Commem. Set
1999 Philadelphia P 8,900,000
1999 Denver D 10,682,000
1999 Proof San Francisco S 2,543,401
1999 Proof San Francisco S 804,565 90% Silver
Year Mint Mint Mark Mintage Notes
2000 Philadelphia P 22,600,000
2000 Denver D 19,466,000
2000 Proof San Francisco S 3,082,483
2000 Proof San Francisco S 965,421 90% Silver
2001 Philadelphia P 21,200,000
2001 Denver D 19,504,000
2001 Proof San Francisco S 2,294,909
2001 Proof San Francisco S 889,697 90% Silver
2002 Philadelphia P 3,100,000 None issued for general circulation
2002 Denver D 2,500,000 None issued for general circulation
2002 Proof San Francisco S 2,319,766
2002 Proof San Francisco S 892,229 90% Silver
2003 Philadelphia P 2,500,000 None issued for general circulation
2003 Denver D 2,500,000 None issued for general circulation
2003 Proof San Francisco S 2,172,684
2003 Proof San Francisco S 1,125,755 90% Silver
2004 Philadelphia P 2,900,000 None issued for general circulation
2004 Denver D 2,900,000 None issued for general circulation
2004 Proof San Francisco S 1,789,488
2004 Proof San Francisco S 1,175,934 90% Silver
2005 Philadelphia P 3,800,000 None issued for general circulation
2005 SMS Philadelphia P 1,141,895 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2005 Denver D 3,500,000 None issued for general circulation
2005 SMS Denver D 1,141,895 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2005 Proof San Francisco S 2,275,000
2005 Proof San Francisco S 1,069,679 90% Silver
2006 Philadelphia P 2,400,000 None issued for general circulation
2006 SMS Philadelphia P 915,586 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2006 Denver D 2,000,000 None issued for general circulation
2006 SMS Denver D 915,586 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2006 Proof San Francisco S 2,000,428
2006 Proof San Francisco S 1,054,008 90% Silver
2007 Philadelphia P 2,400,000 None issued for general circulation
2007 SMS Philadelphia P 895,628 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2007 Denver D 2,400,000 None issued for general circulation
2007 SMS Denver D 895,628 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2007 Proof San Francisco S 1,384,797
2007 Proof San Francisco S 875,050 90% Silver
2008 Philadelphia P 1,700,000 None issued for general circulation
2008 SMS Philadelphia P 745,464 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2008 Denver D 1,700,000 None issued for general circulation
2008 SMS Denver D 745,464 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2008 Proof San Francisco S 1,377,424
2008 Proof San Francisco S 620,684 90% Silver
2009 Philadelphia P 1,900,000 None issued for general circulation
2009 SMS Philadelphia P 774,844 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2009 SMS Denver D 774,844 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2009 Denver D 1,900,000 None issued for general circulation
2009 Proof San Francisco S 1,477,967
2009 Proof San Francisco S 694,406 90% Silver
Year Mint Mint Mark Mintage Notes
2010 Philadelphia P 1,700,000 None issued for general circulation
2010 SMS Philadelphia P 583,912 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2010 Denver D 1,800,000 None issued for general circulation
2010 SMS Denver D 583,912 Issued only in Mint Sets; Satin finish
2010 Proof San Francisco S 1,103,950
2010 Proof San Francisco S 585,414 90% Silver
2011 Philadelphia P 1,700,000 None issued for general circulation
2011 Denver D 1,750,000 None issued for general circulation
2011 Proof San Francisco S 1,098,835
2011 Proof San Francisco S 574,175 90% Silver
2012 Philadelphia P 1,800,000 None issued for general circulation
2012 Denver D 1,700,000 None issued for general circulation
2012 Proof San Francisco S 841,972
2012 Proof San Francisco S 395,443 90% Silver
2013 Philadelphia P 5,000,000 None issued for general circulation
2013 Denver D 4,600,000 None issued for general circulation
2013 Proof San Francisco S 821,031
2013 Proof San Francisco S 451,342 90% Silver
2014 Philadelphia P 2,500,000
2014 Philadelphia P - High Relief
2014 Proof Philadelphia P 219,173 90% Silver
2014 Denver D 2,100,000
2014 Denver D - High Relief
2014 Denver D 219,173 90% Silver
2014 San Francisco S 219,173 Silver Enhanced Uncirculated
2014 Proof San Francisco S 767,977
2014 San Francisco S 472,107 90% Silver
2014 Proof West Point W 219,173 90% Silver, Reverse Proof
2014 West Point W 73,772 50th Anniversary Gold
2015 Philadelphia P 2,300,000
2015 Denver D 2,300,000
2015 Proof San Francisco S 711,952
2015 Proof San Francisco S 387,460 90% Silver

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