One of the darkest moments in the history of the United States was when its then-president, Kennedy, was shot dead on November 22, 1963.
One thing that could have prevented the creation of a new Kennedy half dollar was that according to existing law at that time, a coin design should last at least 25 years before replacing it.
The Franklin half dollar was only 15 years old.However,due to decision of Congress to add Kennedy to the coin,the Act of 1963 was passed and the US Mint was set to issue Kennedy half dollars.
When the first Kennedy half dollars went into circulation, it was so popular that many people didn’t want to spend their newly acquired coin.
Later, the solution seen by the US Mint was to remove the silver content of the Kennedy half dollar. Today, the Kennedy half dollar has become a popular US coin cherished locally and abroad.