U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin

August 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today that sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin have been suspended at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The Mint and the ANA made the decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin and the safety of their own employees.

The Mint also suspended sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coin at its three retail locations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Denver.

The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, and other Mint products, will remain available for purchase at the World’s Fair of Money. However, the set will not be available for purchase at the Mint’s retail locations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Denver.

The United States Mint also announced today that it has all the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Gold Proof Coins. The Mint will continue to procure additional raw materials in order to fulfill all demand for this product.

“The Mint is very proud to have produced over 40,000 of these beautiful coins,” said Deputy Director Dick Peterson. “We will continue to produce 6,000 of the coins per week for the next several weeks and continue to assess demand. We are committed to maximizing access to these products,” Peterson said.

Customers interested in purchasing the coin are encouraged to visit the Mint’s website (http://www.usmint.gov/) or contact the call center (1–800–USA–MINT), where they can purchase up to five coins per household.

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