JFK Coin and Chronicles set goes on sale this afternoon: Coin World Buzz

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Published : 09/16/15
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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 Coin World:

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."
 
 
4. Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com currently lists the following prices per ounce on Wednesday:

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3 comments
RE:JFK set on sale today

Ordered my 2 in 1 minute 55 seconds - quickest yet of the 2015 C&C sets. The US Mint is doing a great job with the new website.
I logged in to the US Mint web site around 11:29 and took the dog for a walk. Returning at 11:59 I went for the 2015 Coin & Currency Set, Kennedy. Selected two sets and went to check out when I hit place order an error occurred. I had to click back and hopefully secured my two set within two minutes, never before has it been that easy. I worked in my book as long as my order doesn't mysteriously disappear.....
I was on the Mint's site at 12 on the dot. I ordered 2 sets and ran into the same error message as the previous poster ran into. A minute or so of refreshing the page a confirmation message appeared. As I write this comment at 1:06 pm the Kennedy Coin & Chronicle set is still available on the Mint's site. This might cut into some eBay sellers' bottom line.