In 1964, the first John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollars were minted. The 90% silver coin was the last silver half-dollar struck by the U.S. Mint, largely because the coins were so unbelievably popular. Although millions were struck, few went into circulation because collectors so quickly snatched them up. The popularity of the coin was due in large part to its spectacular design. The obverse showed a handsome portrait of President Kennedy, and the reverse displayed a gleaming design of the Seal of the President of the United States.
The seal has been an enduring symbol of our nation since World War II and features the bald eagle grasping arrows and an olive branch, the symbols of war and peace. A banner reading “E Pluribus Unum,” and fifty stars representing each state circle the crest. This same design had been personally selected by President Kennedy for his inaugural medal and was the ideal reverse for this handsome coin.
Watchmakers transformed this iconic coin into a unique and striking timepiece. Expertly set inside an alloy case, the coin’s reverse acts as the dial. Three blued hands, driven by the precision quartz movement, mark the time behind a disc of tough, Cotswold™ crystal. The watch secures with a genuine black leather band. Whether you’re a coin collector, a history buff, or just a true-blue American, this watch will always be a reminder of why you’re proud to call America home. Fits wrist 6¾"–8½".