As the price of Silver began to increase in the 1960s, the United States government began seeking a more cost-effective alternative to the minting of 90% Silver content coins. To honor assassinated President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Mint began minting half-dollars depicting Kennedy that were 40% Silver instead of 90% Silver.
The Kennedy half-dollars consisted of an inner layer containing 79% copper and 21% Silver. This inner layer was clad by an outer layer of 20% copper and 80% Silver. Thus, rather than containing 90% Silver, the Kennedy halves contain 40% Silver and 60% copper. The 40% Silver Kennedy half-dollars were the last regularly circulated coins from the U.S. Mint that still contain any Silver.
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