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The 60's

1960's:
Other countries lose faith in the dollar's value and exchange their dollars for gold, causing our gold reserves to get smaller.
1964:
Soon after John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Kennedy half dollar is minted.  Because of a silver shortage, silver becoms more valuable.  The Treasury starts redeeming silver certificates for silver bullion, not silver dollars, and makes fewer silver coins.
1968:
Silver certificates are no longer exchangeable for silver bullion, but they are still legal tender.
1969:
The Philadelphia Mint moves to its fourth location.

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