Few moments in the 20th Century have been examined and probed in greater detail than the events that
occurred in Dallas, Texas, on the morning of November 22, 1963. When three shots were fired in rapid
succession from an open sixth floor window above Dealey Plaza, the course of our Nation’s history was
irrevocably changed. In the Historian’s Corner section of our website, you can read the full story behind
the creation of the John F. Kennedy Half-Dollar commemorating his life.
The Historian’s Corner
other interesting “Nuggets,” archived documents, and coin images that unlock the history of the Mint.