1964 50c PR

Mintage: 3,950,762

1964 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,950,762

1964 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,950,762

1968-S 50c PR

Mintage: 3,041,506

1968-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,041,506

1968-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,041,506

1969-S 50c PR

Mintage: 2,934,631

1969-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 2,934,631

1969-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,934,631

1970-S 50c PR

Mintage: 2,632,810

1970-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 2,632,810

1970-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,632,810

1971-S 50c PR

Mintage: 3,220,733

1971-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,220,733

1971-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,220,733

1972-S 50c PR

Mintage: 3,260,996

1972-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,260,996

1972-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,260,996

1973-S 50c PR

Mintage: 2,760,339

1973-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 2,760,339

1973-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,760,339

1974-S 50c PR

Mintage: 2,612,568

1974-S 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 2,612,568

1974-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,612,568

1977-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,251,152

1978-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,127,781

1980-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,554,806

1982-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,857,479

1983-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,279,126

1984-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,065,110

1985-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,362,821

1986-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,010,497

1987-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 4,227,728

1988-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,262,948

1989-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,220,194

1990-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,299,559

1991-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,867,787

1992-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,858,981

1992-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 1,317,579

1993-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,633,439

1993-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 761,353

1994-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,484,594

1994-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 785,329

1995-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,117,496

1995-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 679,985

1996-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,750,244

1996-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 775,021

1997-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,055,000

1997-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 741,678

1998-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,086,507

1998-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 878,792

1999-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,543,401

1999-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 804,565

2000-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,082,483

2000-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 965,421

2001-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,294,909

2001-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 889,697

2002-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,319,766

2002-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 892,229

2003-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,172,684

2003-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 1,125,755

2004-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,789,488

2004-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 1,175,934

2005-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,275,000

2005-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 1,069,679

2006-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,000,428

2006-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 1,054,008

2007-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,384,797

2007-S 50c PR DCAM Silver

Mintage: 875,050

2008-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,377,424

2009-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,482,502

2010-S 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,482,502

Series Overview

Proof Kennedy half dollars have been issued for the duration of the series, which began in 1964 save for the period lasting from 1965 through 1967 when the United States Mint ceased production of all proof coinage in favor of proof-like collector coins. The first proof Kennedy half dollars were minted in a 90% silver composition, though by the time proof coinage had returned to the annual lineup in 1968, the makeup had been modified to a composition of 40% silver and 60% copper. In 1971, proofs were made in copper-nickel clad, following the elimination of silver from all circulating US coins in 1970.

In 1975 and 1976, Kennedy half dollars were partially revamped with 1776-1976 dual dating on the obverse and a depiction of Independence Hall on the reverse to celebrate the nation's bicentennial. A small number of proof bicentennial half dollars were minted in 40% silver. Otherwise, all Kennedy half dollars were minted in copper-nickel clad until 1992, when 90% silver proofs were reintroduced as an option for collectors.

The scarcest proof Kennedy half dollars are those with varieties, such as the 1964 Heavily Accented Hair half dollar. Cameo and deep cameo proof Kennedy half dollars from the 1960s and early 1970s are also scarce and command solid premiums over prices for typical Kennedy half dollars of the era. In 2014, the West Point Mint struck a one-year-only gold proof Kennedy half dollar in honor of the 50th anniversary of the beloved coin series. These generally trade for a small but healthy markup over spot prices.