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kennedy 40% half dollar weigh?

Question: What does a Kennedy 40% silver half dollar weigh?


My Answer: The weight for the Kennedy Half Dollars dated 1965-1970 with a composition of - outer layers of .800 silver and .200 copper bonded to an inner core of .209 silver and .791 copper have net weight of .1479 oz. pure silver and a net composition of .400 silver and .600 copper. The total weight of the coin is 11.50 grams.

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Jul 25, 2019
Heavy 40% silver half. Why? NEW
by: Anonymous

Today I found a 40% silver half dollar that weighs 12.1 grams. It's a 1968-D. Any ideas why it's so much heavier than a typical 40% silver half?

Dec 03, 2019
1965 Silver Kennedy Half Dollar NEW
by: Randy

I have two 1965 Silver Kennedy Half Dollar coins with two different weights. One weighs 11.54 grams according to specifications. The other weighs 11.34 grams which is below specifications. It weighs the same as the 1971 clad Does anyone know the reason for such a discrepancy? Thanks.

Aug 05, 2020
Possible answer NEW
by: Anonymous

The weight of your half dollar may be off due to the metal on the scale. Try putting something in between the scale and the coin.

Oct 21, 2020
Anonymous NEW
by: Randy

If it were the metal on the scale the other half dollar would weigh 11.34 grams also but it weighs 11.54 grams like it should anonymous.

Aug 21, 2021
Copper nickel clad vs. silver clad NEW
by: Jerome

One is copper nickel which weighs less than the silver clad coin of approx 11.50 g's.... Thats all there is to it.

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