To mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar in 2014, the
Mint will be offering three different Kennedy half dollar
packaging options, comprising a total of seven coins exhibiting four
Two of the packaging options will be offered Aug. 5 to 9 during the
American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money at the Donald E.
Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
The products to be offered are:
➤ A four-coin 2014 50th
Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection set. The set
will comprise four .900 fine silver half dollars. A regular Proof coin
with P Mint mark will be struck at the Philadelphia Mint. A Reverse
Proof coin with W Mint mark will be struck at the West Point Mint. An
Enhanced Uncirculated coin with S Mint mark will be struck at the San
Francisco Mint. An Uncirculated coin with D Mint mark will be struck
at the Denver Mint. The silver half dollars will be available only in
the set, according to U.S. Mint officials.
➤ A two-coin 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated
Coin set. The set will contain copper-nickel clad half dollars with
Uncirculated finish. One coin each will be struck from the
Philadelphia and Denver Mints with the P and D Mint marks,
respectively. These two coins will be available only in the set. The
Mint will first sell this set starting on July 24.
➤ Single .9999 fine gold Kennedy half dollar Proof coin struck at
the West Point Mint with W Mint mark on planchets containing roughly
0.75 troy ounce of gold.
The silver and copper-nickel clad half dollars will bear the single
date 2014. The gold Proof coin will be dual-dated 1964-2014.
The obverses of these seven 2014 coins will bear the original higher
relief portrait sculpt of Kennedy that U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy
Roberts executed in 1963 originally for a Kennedy medal and that was
subsequently adapted for the half dollar in 1964. Assistant Mint
Engraver Frank Gasparro’s Heraldic Eagle reverse, as introduced in
1964 and still in use today, will appear on the reverse.
U.S. Mint officials have not disclosed a timetable for the release
of each of the Kennedy half dollar products or if mintages will be
limited or the coins struck to demand.
The U.S. Mint plans to offer the single gold Proof coin and the
two-coin set during the ANA convention, according to Mint officials.
Introduction of the two sets and single gold Proof coin will bring
the number of different Kennedy half dollars being struck during 2014
Also being produced (each coin bearing the lower relief, current
Kennedy portrait rather than the 1964 version) are: the regular
copper-nickel clad Proof 2014-S Kennedy half dollar; the .900 fine
silver Proof 2014-S Kennedy half dollar; the Uncirculated Mint set
quality 2014-P and 2014-D Kennedy half dollars; and
circulation-quality 2014-P and 2014-D Kennedy half dollars.