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Why purchase this Proof 1964 Silver Kennedy Half Dollar with a Charlie Duke signed label?
This 1964 Proof Kennedy Silver Dollar comes from the inaugural issue of the series, making it a 'must have' for any Kennedy collection. It was struck from .3617 oz. of .900 fine silver. Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, this proof is part of a mintage of 3,950,762 pieces.
Historic President John F. Kennedy Design by Gilroy Roberts
A left-side portrait of the youthful President John F. Kennedy dominates the obverse. The leader exudes an aura of quiet confidence. He is joined on the obverse by the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "1964," and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST." Kennedy played a highly significant role in the Apollo missions and eventual lunar landings of the 1960s and 1970s, as it was he who set the goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s.
The reverse features an adaptation of the Presidential Seal by Frank Gasparro. It features a familiar theme in American numismatics, an eagle guarding a union shield. In its claws, the bird holds arrows and an olive branch. Thirteen stars arch over its head, and fifty stars encircle both the eagle and those stars. Rim inscriptions read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "HALF DOLLAR."
GEM Proof Black Core Holder Charlie Duke Signed label
This coin is in GEM Proof condition according to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Charlie Duke, one of just ten men who has walked on the moon and helped to fulfill President Kennedy's vision, signed the label. NGC set the coin in a black core holder.
Add this Silver Proof 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||1964|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed label|
|Weight in Grams:||11.250 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.3617 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
Charlie Duke is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and as the tenth and youngest person to walk on the lunar surface. In recent years, has made an agreement with NGC to hand-sign designation labels.
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