WASHINGTON — The United States Mint (Mint) announced today that it will occupy booth #642 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money August 5–9, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson and Associate Director of Sales and Marketing Marc Landry will host a public coin forum Thursday, Aug. 7, in meeting room #40 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This year, the bureau will offer a limited number of special products commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half–Dollar in 2014, including the newly released 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set.
Because of the expected overwhelming response, dialog with our customers and many others interested in the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin, the United States Mint is reducing the over–the–counter purchase limit to one unit per customer. This change in the purchase limit will give more members of the public an opportunity to purchase this popular coin, essentially doubling the number of customers able to purchase it.
Each day of the convention, the bureau will distribute tickets to 500 people, which will give the ticket holder the opportunity to purchase one 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin. The bureau will open sales at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. There will be 2,500 units available at the ANA, 500 units for each day of the convention.
There also will be 500 units of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin available initially at the United States Mint’s retail locations in Philadelphia, Denver and Washington. An additional 100 units will be available per day for the first three days after the product launch.
The household ordering limit of five will remain the same for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar products purchased via the bureau’s online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
Additional products available at the bureau’s booth include:
- Products in the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives Coin Program, including the clad half–dollar coins in proof and uncirculated finishes, and the Young Collectors Set.
- Products in the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar Program, including coins in proof and uncirculated finishes.
- Assorted annual favorites, including the American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin and American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins; the Happy Birthday, Congratulations, and Birth Sets; 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin sets, rolls, and bags; an assortment of bronze medals, including the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and Raoul Wallenberg medals; and other popular annual sets.
United States Mint products also may be purchased at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468).
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 the taxpayer.