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Why purchase this Clad 1972-S Kennedy Half Dollar Proof with a Charlie Duke signed label?
This Clad Kennedy Half Dollar Proof gives collectors the opportunity to own a coin that celebrates one of America's youngest and most beloved leaders. The 1972 date is highly significant: this is the year that astronaut Charlie Duke became the youngest man to ever walk on the moon! The coin bears the "S" mint mark of the San Francisco Mint, which struck 3,260,996 pieces in this mintage.
Classic President John F. Kennedy Design by Gilroy Roberts
Gilroy Roberts designed the left-side effigy of President Kennedy that serves as the obverse design. The young leader appears poised and confident. Also on this face are the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "1972."
An eagle guards a union shield at the center of Frank Gasparro's reverse design, which is based on the Presidential Seal. The bird holds arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Thirteen stars arch over its head, while fifty encircle it. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "HALF DOLLAR" are inscribed on the top and bottom of the rim, respectively.
GEM Proof with Black Core Holder and Charlie Duke Signed label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this coin is in GEM Proof condition. They provided their certification on a label that features the signature of Charlie Duke, the tenth man ever to walk on the moon in the year that this coin was minted, 1972. The coin has been set in a sleek black core holder.
Don't miss your chance to own this Clad 1972-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar with a Charlie Duke signed label.
|Year of Issue:||1972|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|Weight in Grams:||11.3400 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.3646 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||United States Seal|
|Reverse Design:||John F. Kennedy Portrait|
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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