Mint will begin offering the two-coin 2014 50th Anniversary
Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin set at noon Eastern Time July 24.
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.
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.
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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.
created his original 1964 design shortly after Kennedy's Nov. 22,
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.
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.
the coin card is flipped over from the front to the back, the text and
reverse designs appear upright.
front cover includes an enlarged partial image of the obverse of the
1964 Kennedy half dollar, along with the number 5 and the 1964 obverse
coin image to represent the numeral 0, for “50.” The inside of the
folder includes an enlarged partial image of the reverse of the 1964
Kennedy half dollar, smaller coin images of the obverse and reverse of
the 1964 Kennedy half dollar, along with information regarding the
50th anniversary of this coin design.
design descriptions, a Certificate of Authenticity, and coin
specifications are printed on the back of the card, which contains the
two coins, along with the official seal of the Department of Treasury.
two-coin set is the first of three scheduled 50th Anniversary Kennedy
half dollar numismatic products featuring Kennedy half dollars bearing
Roberts' original Kennedy sculpt.
the Mint's Kennedy half dollar program ill-conceived?
dates are still to be announced for a four-coin .900 fine silver 2014
50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection set
featuring coins from four different Mints with four different
finishes — San Francisco (Enhanced Uncirculated), Denver
(Uncirculated), Philadelphia (regular Proof), and West Point (Reverse
Proof). All four coins will bear the single 2014 date.
to be offered is a dual-dated, 1964-2014, .9999 fine gold Proof
Kennedy half dollar to be struck at the West Point Mint on planchets
containing roughly 0.75 troy ounce of gold.
two-coin set and single Proof gold
coin are to be offered in Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 5 to 9 during the
American Numismatic Association's
World's Fair of Money