WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales for product options with Kennedy half–dollars Feb. 13 at noon Eastern Standard Time.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT.
Available product options and their prices are as follows:
|PRODUCT CODE||PRODUCT OPTION||MINTMARK||PRICE|
|K11||200–Coin Bag||“P” or “D”||$139.95|
|K12||Two–Roll Set (20 coins per roll)||“P” and “D”||$32.95|
A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling. There is no household order limit for these products. Customer demand will determine the number of coins minted.
The bags and rolls contain circulating quality Kennedy half–dollar coins from the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia that have never been placed into circulation. Each coin roll in the two–roll set is wrapped in a United States Mint paper coin wrap that displays a “P” or “D” for its mint of origin and “$10” for its face value. Each bag is marked with a “P” and “D” for the mints of origin and “$100” for the face value of its contents.
The obverse (heads side) of the Kennedy half–dollar features 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.
Collectors may purchase the Kennedy half–dollar bags and rolls through the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog. Additional products commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half–dollar will be announced and available later this year.
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 the taxpayer.
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. 13, 2014, noon EST shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.