US 40% Silver Pulled from Circulation
$10 face-value bag of 40% silver US coins - contains approximately 2.95 troy ounces of silver!
In the mid-1960s, the United States government began seeking an alternative to the minting of 90% Silver content coins. To honor the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Mint began minting $0.50 coins that depicted Kennedy in 40% Silver.
The Kennedy half-dollars contain an inner layer of 79% copper and 21% Silver. This inner layer was clad by an outer layer of 20% copper and 80% Silver. In sum, 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 contain any Silver.
Today, these coins are known as a cheap and easy way to invest in silver bullion.
Please be aware that some weight variation is acceptable based on the circulated quality of this product.