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February 17, 2016

Sales Open for Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options on Feb. 24

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will open sales for collectible bags and rolls featuring the 2016 Kennedy half dollar starting on Feb. 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). 

Available product options and their prices are as follows:

                    

 PRODUCT CODE

 PRODUCT OPTION*

 MINTMARK

 PRICE

 16KA

 200-Coin Bag

 "P" or "D"

 $139.95

 16KB

 Two-Roll Set

 "P" and "D"

  $32.95

All product options contain circulating quality Kennedy half dollars from the bureau's facilities at Denver and Philadelphia that have never been placed into circulation.  Each coin roll is wrapped in United States Mint paper coin wrap marked with a "P" or "D" for its mint of origin and "$10" for its face value.  Each bag is marked with a "P" or "D" for its mint of origin and "$100" for the face value of its contents.

The obverse (heads side) of the Kennedy half dollar has a strong but simple portrait of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the inscriptions "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."  The reverse (tails side) design is based on the presidential seal and consists of a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast holding a symbolic olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows.  A ring of 50 stars surrounds the design with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "HALF DOLLAR."

Orders will be accepted at the Mint's online catalog at catalog.usmint.gov/.  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  Information about shipping options is available at catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

Bags and rolls of Kennedy half dollars can also be purchased through the Mint's Product Enrollment Program.  For additional information about this program, please review the FAQs at catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/faqs/.

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of Feb. 24, 2016, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. 

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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Ofc of Corp Communications (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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