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225th Anniversary Set First Day of Issue
To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint, a special 225th Anniversary Enhanced Finish Mint Set with a limited mintage of only 225,000 was released in the summer of 2017. The Enhanced Finish 2017-S Kennedy Half Dollar was only available as part of this set, making this example among the scarcest issues in the entire series! 2017 also marked the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy`s birth, which NGC commemorated in a special holder featuring an image of JFK alongside his famous words: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This 2017-S Kennedy comes in NGC Specimen 70 condition with a unique Enhanced Finish. In addition to being beautiful and historic coins, the examples we have for you are all from the first day of issue! About the Design: To honor the loss of our nation`s 35th President John F. Kennedy, the mint halted the Franklin Half Dollar series and replaced it with the Kennedy Half Dollar in 1964. The obverse was designed by Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts and features the bust of John F. Kennedy with an optimistic smile and focused gaze. The hope and optimism of his time in office is immortalized for future generations to behold this modern coin. The reverse, is designed by Frank Gasparro and features the Presidential Seal.
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