In 1961, the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy energized the country. An entire generation of young Americans were inspired and empowered by the charismatic new president. We’re proud to honor that legacy with the Stauer JFK Silver Half-Dollar Watch. The watch features an authentic John F. Kennedy silver half-dollar face from 1964. The face is securely set inside a case that features bold Roman numerals along the outside dial. Besides its handsome design, the JFK Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece that features a precision Swiss movement. The distinctive dial is complemented by a genuine croc-embossed leather strap.
The iconic Kennedy half-dollar was released just months after the president’s death, 50 years ago on November 22, 1963. The coin was the last 90% silver half-dollar struck by the U.S. Mint. And its popularity may have actually led to the end of the half-dollar. Kennedy coins quickly disappeared from general circulation, snatched up by serious collectors and others interested in a memento of JFK.
As our nation marks the 50th anniversary of that fateful day in Dallas, there is no better time to honor one of our most beloved American presidents. It doesn’t matter whether you are a coin enthusiast, a history buff or just a fan of fine collectible watches, when you glance at your wrist throughout the day, you’ll always be reminded of a truly unique time in American history.