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2018-D Kennedy Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

2018-D Kennedy Half Dollar. Image: CoinWeek.
2018-D Kennedy Half Dollar. Image: CoinWeek.

The 2018-P and 2018-D Kennedy half dollars were struck in an Uncirculated finish and sold directly to collectors through the United States Mint’s website starting on March 20, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

2018 Kennedy Half Dollar Product Tables. Source: United States Mint.
2018 Kennedy Half Dollar Product Tables. Source: United States Mint.

In purchasing the two-roll set, collectors would receive two rolls of 20 coins each ($10 face value per roll) in U.S. Mint paper wrappers that read “2018 Kennedy Half Dollar $10”, with one marked “P” for Philadelphia and the other marked “D” for Denver. Bags were marked “United States Mint” and”Kennedy Half Dollars” and were comprised of 2018 half dollars struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

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Market Data and Noteworthy Specimens

2018-P and 2018-D Kennedy half dollar rolls. Image: Hallenbeck Coins.
2018-P and 2018-D Kennedy half dollar rolls. Image: Hallenbeck Coins.

After a flurry of sales in 2018 and 2019, market activity on eBay for top pop certified Kennedy half dollars has slowed down. As of February 2024, raw examples are selling for an average price of $2. At the same time, a few trades for unopened bags and rolls are reported.

A two-roll 2018-P and 2018-D Kennedy half dollar bundle brought $45 on February 18, 2023, while another, in an unopened box, brought $55 over two weeks earlier on February 2. Colorado Springs coin dealer Tom Hallenbeck sold a two-roll set for $58.51 USD on May 2 of that year.

Top Population: PCGS MS-67 (66, 2/2024). NGC MS-68 (32, 2/2024).

  • NGC MS-68 #4820367-006: eBay (vested12), February 11, 2023 – $270. Kennedy novelty insert.

2018-D Kennedy Half Dollar Specifications

Country: United States of America
Year Of Issue: 2018
Denomination: Half Dollar (USD)
Mint Mark: D (Denver)
Mintage: 6,100,000
Alloy: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Weight: 11.34 g
Diameter: 30.60 mm
Edge: Reeded
OBV Designer Gilroy Roberts
REV Designer Frank Gasparro
Quality: Business Strike

 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Good morning, that toe is a beautiful article, because in 2021 I purchased a box of half dollars from my local bank and I came across 213 , 2018 Kennedy half Dollars. I tell all my family and friends, it’s you’re money take advantage of coin roll hunting, one day it’s going to pay off.

    • @Rhonda Ray The “lady” is of course Miss Liberty, whose images at one time appeared on most US coins. Your description indicates that you have what’s called a “Morgan” dollar after its designer George T. Morgan. 1921 is the most common date, but the good news is your coin contains about 24 grams of silver which makes it worth at least $15 for its precious-metal content alone, and possibly more as a collectible.

    • I have 2 one have 2 different years on it and the other one have one I have them for some years now I am trying to wait until they are worth some thousands

      • @Stacy I’m sorry to have to pour water on your hopes, but only a few issues of JFK halves have any potential for significant price appreciation. Possibly the best-known is the “accented hair” variety from 1964, which in high-end condition can be worth into 4 figures. However most 1964-70 halves in average condition aren’t worth much more than their silver value while those from 1971 onward are made of cuprnickel just like dimes and quarters.

    • @Miriela Calzada A 1971 JFK half in circulated condition has no added value. It’s made of cupronickel just like dimes and quarters.

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