How Can I Tell If My Kennedy Half-Dollar is Silver

Look at the edge. If the edge is solid silver, the coin is silver.

Kennedy half-dollars minted in 1964 are 90% silver.

Half-dollars minted from 1965 to 1970 are 40% silver.

Kennedy half-dollars minted from 1971 to present are clad (not silver).

If you can see a faint copper stripe on the edge of your Kennedy half-dollar, it is likely a 40% silver coin.

You can also use a ping test device to test your Kennedy half-dollar for silver content.

If you have a magnifying glass, you can also look for the mint mark on the coin.

Silver coins weigh more than clad coins.

If you are serious about collecting silver coins, you may want to invest in a silver purity tester.

Kennedy half-dollars are a popular choice for coin collectors.