The Kennedy Half Dollar, designed by Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro, was first minted in 1964 and continues to be minted to this day. This specific example of the iconic Kennedy Half Dollar was struck during its first year of issue. The first year of issue Kennedy Half Dollar is a special coin due to its high relief design. This design was only used on the 1964 Kennedy before being modified for the following year. Out of all 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars struck, significantly less than 1% of them have been graded in Proof 69 condition like this one.