2014 marks the 50 year anniversary of the initial release of the iconic John F. Kennedy Gold High Relief Half Dollar coin from the West Point Mint. The original fifty cent Kennedy piece was approved shortly after Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar was designed by Gilroy Roberts and depicts a stunning replica of John F. Kennedyâ€™s profile with the inscriptions, 'Liberty' and 'In God We Trust' and the dual year, 1964-2014. The raised Kennedy profile is frosted and appears to float on the mirror-like background. The reverse of the coin features the Presidential Coat of Arms.
This 3/4 oz .9999 fine 24-karat gold coin is the first U.S. Mint gold coin weighing .75 ounces. This coin is graded in perfect Proof 70 Condition by NGC.
This is the first time the Proof 70 version of the coin is available to the general public.