This historic coin was the inaugural Kennedy half dollar and the last 90% silver coin issued for U.S. commerce. This Denver Mint issue's output was more than 40% lower than the Philadelphia production. This original 1964 date is especially coveted as it was released by the U.S. Mint just months after the tragic loss of the nation's beloved leader while the country was still in deep mourning. It instantly became one of the most popular American coin dates in our history and is especially sought after in the pristine Brilliant Uncirculated quality we're offering here. The D-mintmark is located on the reverse, just below the eagle's left claw.