the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Set - John F. Kennedy
goes on sale at noon Eastern Time Sept. 15, collectors will have twice
as many sets available to purchase as were originally planned.
The U.S. Mint will
offer 50,000 of the sets, at $57.95 each. The household ordering limit
is two sets. Mint officials originally had planned to offer only
set is scheduled to contain:
Reverse Proof 2015-P John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar struck at the
Philadelphia Mint. The coin will only be
available in the set, according to U.S. Mint officials. Instead of the
standard Proof finish, where the raised devices are frosted against
mirrored fields, the frosting and mirroring is reversed, with the devices polished to a mirror
finish against laser-frosted fields.
1.595-inches (40.6 millimeter), .999 fine silver JFK Presidential
medal struck without Mint mark at the Philadelphia Mint. The one troy
ounce planchet is of the same specifications as the 1-ounce silver
American Eagle. The medal replicates the Presidential medal the U.S.
Mint originally issued in 1961. The obverse portrait of John F.
Kennedy was designed and engraved by then U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The eagle reverse was designed
and engraved by then Assistant U.S. Mint Engraver Frank Gasparro, who succeeded Roberts as chief
engraver of the United States in 1964.
1964 JFK 5-cent postage stamp. The two-panel frame depicts, at the
left, the Eternal Flame from President Kennedy's grave site at
Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The right frame features a
portrait based on a 1958 photograph of the future president taken by
Los Angeles Times photographer William S. Murphy. The
stamp was designed by a New York firm, Raymond Loewy/William Smith
Inc., based on a sketch by Bureau of Engraving and Printing artist
Robert L. Miller using Murphy's photograph. The final selection of the
design was made by President Kennedy's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy.
Printed from January to April 1964 by the BEP, the stamp was
officially issued in Boston on May 29, 1964, what would have been
President Kennedy's 47th birthday. The stamp is identified as Scott
1246 in the 2015 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United
States Stamps and Covers.