There is no president from 20th century America that was more popular than John F. Kennedy. Elected in 1960 as the youngest man to hold the office, and the first-ever Catholic, Kennedy was immensely popular among Americans of all generations.
President John F. Kennedy influenced America for more than a decade with his wonderful speaking abilities and his vision for a brighter future for the nation. However, he would serve for just two years in office prior to his assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
By January 1964, President John F. Kennedy’s portrait was on the half dollar and in circulation. The left-profile portrait of Kennedy was created by Gilroy Roberts, Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. It is accompanied by engravings of the word “Liberty” and phrase “In God We Trust,” along with the year of issue.