The JFK half dollar has been a popular tradition since the coin's inception in 1964 when it debuted just months after the tragic loss of our beloved leader. Both Brilliant Uncirculated and proof issues of this coin are released each year. But the U.S. mint does not sell these more elusive proof half dollars individually. Instead, collectors and dealers must break up existing proof sets in order to acquire these coins. That makes these proofs more difficult to find individually. Each of these 2017 Kennedy half dollars features finest-quality proof minting with deep-etched frosted engravings and dazzling mirror backgrounds.