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An image of a half dollar.

The United States Half dollar is the largest US coin currently produced and in circulation measuring at 1.2 inches in diameter and 0.08 inches in thickness. It is worth half of a dollar, or 50 cents. It is worth the equivalent of 50 pennies, 10 nickels, 5 dimes, or 2 quarters. The US president shown on the half dollar is John F. Kennedy Half dollars are 2 times the weight of a US quarter dollar. Half dollars were first minted in 1964 and are still being minted, however they are hard to find at most banks since not many people use half dollar coins anymore.

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