1. JFK set on sale today
The United States Mint continues its series of Coin and Chronicles
sets with the release of its third installment of 2015 this afternoon.
President John F. Kennedy will be the subject of Wednesday's release. It comes after
Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower releases earlier this summer.
The set, which contain one 1964 U.S. 5-cent John F. Kennedy postage
stamp, a Reverse Proof 2015-P John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar
struck at the Philadelphia
Mint, and a .999 fine silver Presidential medal, is priced at $57.95.
"Production of this set is limited to 50,000 units, while
orders will be limited to two units per household. The bureau will
re-evaluate the order limit over the period this set is available for sale."
If the prior sales of this Presidential series are any indication,
these sets will go fast.
Read more about this year's Chronicles and Coins sets below from
2. Pope Francis' D.C. trip commemorated
"Pittsburgh, PA – The Pennsylvania Association of
Numismatists now have medals commemorating the September visit of Pope
Francis to America. They are available for sale through the
association website: www.pancoins.org
The medal, which was proposed in January by PAN President Tom Uram
and sculptured by Don Everhart, marks Pope Francis's visit to the
nation's capital scheduled for September 23.
3. Kennedy's Cuban Crisis
"The execution of a pensive portrait of John F. Kennedy
proposed and eventually adopted for the obverse of the 2015
Presidential dollar commemorating his term in office holds special
meaning for the artist who designed and sculptured the coin — U.S.
Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald Everhart II
Kitco.com currently lists the following prices per
ounce on Wednesday:
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6. Something social