1967 Kennedy Half Dollar Value Guide: SMS and Error Coins

Jenson Cambell

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The Kennedy Half Dollar has five coin types. But one of the most remarkable is the 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar in the Type 2 Silver Clad Series.

The 1967 halves were the first year the Mints focused solely on the actual manufacturing date after the Kennedy coin shortage. But aside from it, it also has a Special Strike variety that sells at a premium price. Now—if you’re wondering how much a 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar is today, keep reading.

How Much Is The 1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Today?

The first issue of the Kennedy coin has a metal composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. But, the 1965-1970 series transitioned to 40% silver and 60% copper.

With the declined silver content, the 1967 Half Dollar value decreased to $4.75. Still, it is a fair price than the copper-nickel version of the Kennedy Half Dollar.

Now, let’s look into the price chart of the 1967 halves to know what it’s worth today.

1967 Kennedy Half Dollar Price Chart
Coin Condition Estimated Value By NGC
Good $4.75
Fine $4.75
Extremely Fine $4.75
AU 50 $4.75
MS 60 $5.25
MS 61 $5
MS 62 $5.50
MS 63 $8
MS 64 $15
MS 65 $55-$75
MS 66 $215-$440
MS 67 $3,150-$5,750

History of The 1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Coin

1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Coin

Many coin collectors enthusiastically anticipated the Kennedy Half Dollar. During its first release in 1964, numerous speculators hoarded the copper-silver coin, forcing Congress to freeze the date until further notice.

Due to it, it resulted in delayed production of the coins with its actual manufacturing date. The supposedly 1966 coins, for example, bear the date of the 1965 Kennedy Half Dollars.

In addition to eradicating coin shortage, they suspended the application of mintmarks on coins dated 1965-1967. After its popularity declined, the 1967-marked half-dollar was able to bear its actual date of manufacture.

The Denver Mint got the entire year to produce the 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar. It totaled 295 million, making it the largest mintage of all uncirculated coins from 1965 to 1970.

1967 Kennedy Half Dollar Value: Regular Strike and Special Mint Set

The 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar have two mint location: Denver and San Fransisco. The Denver Mint produced 295,046,979 Regular Strike Half Dollars. Meanwhile, San Fransisco has a total of 1,863,344 mintage of Special Strike Kennedy Halves. In all, there are 296,910,322 mintage for 1967.

1967 Half Dollar Value Guide

1967 Half Dollar Value

Due to the high mintage, the 1967 Halves Circulated to MS 63 condition became common. It sells at a fair base price of $4.75 to $8. However, the MS 64 and MS 65 are labeled scarce by PCGS but are still obtainable from uncertified examples for $15 to $75.

MS 66 condition is hard to find since only a few hundred examples are available. Additionally, most of it is registered already, making it impossible to find in circulation. Contrarily, MS 67 condition is extremely scarce, with only a few known. Today, it has a price value of about $3,150 to $5,750.

1967 Kennedy Half Dollar Highest Auction History

To give you a further idea of its trade value, here are the top 1967 Half Dollar auction records from PCGS:

Coin Grade Price Auction Year Firm
1967 Half Dollar MS67+ $4,347.50 2016 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar MS67 (Unusual Tone Pattern) $4,230.00 2016 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar MS67 $4,025.00 2012 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar MS67 $3,525.00 2015 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar MS67 $3,525.00 2014 Heritage Auctions

1967 Half-Dollar Special Mint Set Value Guide

1967 Half-Dollar SMS Value
1967 Kennedy Silver Half Dollar SMS NGC MS67 Special Mint Set 50c

The 1967 Halves have no major varieties since it does not include proof sets. But to appease coin collectors, the San Fransisco Mint produced 1967 Special Mint Sets (SMS).

Each SMS contains a circulation type cent, nickel, dime, quarter, and half-dollar from 1967. All have no mintmarks despite all coming from San Fransisco.

These coins are struck from overpolished dies with higher tonnage presses but do not par with a Proof coin quality. It comes in a sealed, hard plastic case—making it impossible to purchase a single piece.

But what makes 1967 different from other sets? Compared to the 1965-66 sets, the 1967 are skillfully polished and have superior worksmanship. The Cameo and Ultra Cameo also have higher quality than the 1968 issue.

Below is the price chart of the uncirculated condition of the Special Strike 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar.

Coin Condition Special Strike SMS CAM SMS DCAM
MS 60 $4 / /
MS 61 $5.50 / /
MS 62 $7 $9 /
MS 63 $7.50 $12 $30-$40
MS 64 $12 $20 $85-$100
MS 65 $15 $32-$40 $150-$190
MS 66 $25-$35 $65-$90 $320-$410
MS 67 $57-$100 $130-$235 $975-$1,200
MS 68 $320 $540 $6,800
MS 69 $860 $4,400 $31,500

1967 Half Dollar Special Strike Highest Auction Record

In over 1 million mintage in San Fransisco, only a few dozen have an SP 68 designation. This also applies to the SP 69 conditions recorded by PCGS that sold at a premium price. Here are some of it, including the highest traded 1967 SMS SP Half Dollar.

Coin Grade Price Auction Year Firm
1967 Half Dollar SP 69 DCAM $31,200 2019 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar SP 69 DC $19,975 2016 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar SP68 $17,625 2015 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar SP 69 DC $12,925 2017 Heritage Auctions
1967 Half Dollar SP 69 DCAM $12,600 2014 Heritage Auctions

What Are The 1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Error Coins?

According to NGC, the 1967 Half Dollar issue has several DDO error coins and smaller DDR varieties. Now let’s see if the error varieties elevate the price of the Half Dollar coins and what other types are listed on the market today.

Double Die Obverse Error

1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Error Coins Double Die Obverse Error

DDO happens when the die strikes the obverse side of the planchet twice or more, leaving extra edges on the reliefs. It can be more prominent in the texts but may also appear on Kennedy’s profile.

This type of error can sell at a high value, especially if the doubling is apparent. Based on PCGS record, a 1967 Half Dollar MS63 DDO was sold for $141.00.

Struck Through String Error

1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Struck Through String Error coin

This error happens when a coin gets struck through an object and leaves a mark on the coin’s surface. Some examples are strings, metals, and tape stuck on the die.

The coins with minimal errors can sell for about $1 to $50. Those with dramatic marks (covering 25% of the design) can fetch $100 or more. But if the material gets retained on the coin, it can reach thousands of dollars.

Clipped Planchet Error

1967 Kennedy Half-Dollar Clipped Planchet Error coin

This error occurs when a metal strip is misfed on a blanking machine, causing an incomplete coin. When the punches overlap the planchet, they tend to clip the coin rim.

Sometimes, it would present in a straight clip or a curved clip. But the former is usually less common than the latter in Kennedy Half Dollar. This type of error can sell for about $20 to $30.

Misaligned Die Errors

1967 kennedy Half-Dollar Misaligned Die Error coin

Many often interchange a misaligned die for an off-center error, but the two are dissimilar. The misaligned die only shows displacement on one side of the coin due to an improperly lined hammer and anvil die.

However, the latter shows off-centered elements on both sides. This type of error does not sell much. But if it has a high misaligned percentage, you can expect it to sell for almost a hundred dollars.

Struck On Defective Planchet Error

1967 Half Dollar1967 Half Dollar Struck On Defective Planchet Error coin

As the name implies, this occurs when a coin gets stuck on a defective planchet during manufacturing. This type of error coin may present in many forms, like missing a piece, having a hole in the field, or an unleveled surface. Slight defects may sell at $30, but a dramatic error can fetch up to $700 to $1,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the mint mark located on a 1967 Half Dollar?

There are no mint marks on the 1965 to 1967 Half Dollar as a minor amendment of the Coinage Act of 1965. Mint Marks were only returned in 1968 after the coin shortage was officially over. You can find the D mint mark under the bust of Kennedy on the obverse side. Denver is also the sole provider, so you won’t be able to see a “P” or “S” mark.

Are the 1967 Half Dollar Considered Rare?

With almost 300 million mintage, a circulated condition 1967 Half Dollar is common in the market. Additionally, the PCGS labeled the MS 67 condition very scarce but not rare.

However, there are quite a few rare error coins, like the Quintupled Die Obverse, sold at $132 in 2021.

What year of the Kennedy Half Dollar is most valuable?

Here’s a list of the most valuable Kennedy Half Dollar:

  • 1964 Half Dollar SMS SP67 sold at $108,000 in 2019.
  • 1964 Accented Hair PR 69 sold at $45,600 in 2022.
  • 1967 SMS MS69 sold at $31,200 in 2019.
  • 1968-S PR70 DCAM sold at $24,000 in 2023.
  • 1964-D MS 68 sold at $22,325 in 2016.
  • 1966 SMS MS 68 sold at $16,450 in 2016.

1967 Kennedy Half Dollar Value chart

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