1989-D John F. Kennedy Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated.

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1989-D John F. Kennedy Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated, Embossed LIBERTY, Left Profile Of John F. Kennedy, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1989, Embossed Reverse Side, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Left Profile Of Eagle, Stars around Rim, HALF DOLLAR.

 

In 1952, seeking greater influence and a larger platform, Kennedy challenged Republican incumbent Henry Cabot Lodge for his seat in the U.S. Senate. Once again backed by his father's vast financial resources, Kennedy hired his younger brother Robert as his campaign manager. Robert Kennedy put together what one journalist called "the most methodical, the most scientific, the most thoroughly detailed, the most intricate, the most disciplined and smoothly working state-wide campaign in Massachusetts history, and possibly anywhere else." In an election year in which Republicans gained control of both Houses of Congress, Kennedy nevertheless won a narrow victory, giving him considerable clout within the Democratic Party. According to one of his aides, the decisive factor in Kennedy's victory was his personality: "He was the new kind of political figure that people were looking for that year, dignified and gentlemanly and well-educated and intelligent, without the air of superior condescension."

Shortly after his election, Kennedy met a beautiful young woman named Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party and, in his own words, "leaned across the asparagus and asked her for a date." They were married on September 12, 1953. John and Jackie had three children, Caroline, John Jr, and Patrick Kennedy.

Kennedy continued to suffer frequent illnesses during his career in the Senate. While recovering from one surgery, he wrote another book, profiling eight senators who had taken courageous but unpopular stances. Profiles in Courage won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for biography, and Kennedy remains the only American president to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Item Code - CUR1E85071512POL

Within Case - Width: 2 1/2"  Height: 3 1/4"  Depth: 3/8"  Weight: 31 g


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