Value Guide for Kennedy Half Dollars, 1978  

The 1978 Kennedy half dollar, while not as rare or historically significant as some earlier issues, still holds value for collectors and numismatists alike.  

This guide aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the 1978 Kennedy half dollar, its history, and its value in today’s market. 

The Kennedy half dollar was introduced in 1964, replacing the Franklin half dollar. 

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The coin quickly became popular due to the national outpouring of grief and respect for the late president.  

The 1978 Kennedy half dollar is composed of a copper-nickel clad, consisting of an outer layer of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to a pure copper core.  

These mintage numbers indicate that the 1978 Kennedy half dollar is relatively common, especially the Denver issue, which had a significantly higher production. 

The value of a 1978 Kennedy half dollar, like most coins, is highly dependent on its condition.  

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