Two-coin 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin set on sale July 24

$9.95 set first of three 50th Anniversary ordering options
By , Coin World
Published : 06/19/14
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The United States Mint will begin offering the two-coin 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin set at noon Eastern Time July 24.

The price of the set is $9.95. U.S. Mint officials have not yet disclosed whether there will be mintage limits or household ordering restrictions.

The set will contain one Uncirculated-quality copper-nickel clad 2014-P Kennedy half dollar struck at the Philadelphia Mint and one Uncirculated-quality copper-nickel clad 2014-D Kennedy half dollar struck at the Denver Mint.

RELATED: United States Mint planning to release seven 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollars in 2014

The obverse of both coins features U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts' original 1963 sculpt of President John F. Kennedy that appeared on the Kennedy half dollar as introduced in 1964. Both coins bear the single date 2014. The portrait has been modified over the years, including the lowering of its relief.

Roberts created his original 1964 design shortly after Kennedy's Nov. 22, 1963, assassination.

The Heraldic Eagle reverse by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Frank Gasparro is based on the presidential seal.

Read about how the Mint is avoiding errors as it produces coins with the Gilroy Roberts design.

The packaging for the two-coin set includes a folder and a coin card. On the front of the folder along with the United States Mint logo are the words "50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set." The coins are encapsulated in a separate card in the folder so that the obverse and reverse of each coin are visible.

When the coin card is flipped over from the front to the back, the text and reverse designs appear upright.

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3 comments
Will the gold coin be offered at the same time on-line as the show?
In all 5 of my sets, there is a smudge on the "P" coin between the r and the t behind kennedys head. Anyone else notice this?
What is so special about these two coins,....???,...for 10 bucks they should be Silver,...!!!