It’s time for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of
Money in metropolitan Chicago (specifically, Rosemont, Ill.). A
highlight for many collectors will be the launch of special Kennedy
half dollars from the U.S. Mint, including the .9999 fine gold half
dollars carrying the dual date of 1964–2014.
1964 was the first year of the Kennedy half dollar and the Mint is
honoring the 50th anniversary of this coin, which today is rarely seen
in circulation, with a range of special issues. Longtime Coin World
columnist Gerry Tebben looks at the history of the ever-popular Kennedy half
dollar, while Paul Gilkes explores the Mint’s latest 2014 Kennedy
The new special-issue 2014 Kennedy half dollars return to the
original sculpt of President John F. Kennedy modeled by U.S. Mint
Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts in December 1963 and introduced on the
half dollar in early 1964.
Kennedy’s portrait is getting a refresh, just like Coin World. This
month we introduce a new layout designed to refresh our monthly
publication. Just like the modification’s on Kennedy’s portrait, the
changes aren’t drastic, but we hope that they enhance the readability.
We’re also starting to add new content designed to present different
perspectives on our hobby, including a Q&A where I’ll chat with
people about their journey in numismatics. The coming months will see
a column dedicated to coin investing (from a unique perspective) and
we’ll continue to make adjustments to our layout to help us make Coin
World the best it can be.
Feedback from readers continues to be a key component to keeping our
publication fresh. That’s why we get out of our offices and meet
collectors, dealers and scholars, and see how people are interacting
with our hobby. It keeps us connected and improves our products.
How are we doing? If you’re at the ANA show, drop by and say hello
or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know.