WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Silver Coin Collection (product code K13) on Oct. 28 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Initially, orders will be limited to five sets per household. The United States Mint will monitor sales and will adjust and/or remove the limit as necessary over the period the product is offered for sale.
The set, priced at $99.95, contains the following four Kennedy Half–Dollar coins — one from each of the United States Mint’s coin production facilities — struck in 90% silver in the following four finishes.
- One reverse proof coin from the United States Mint at West Point
- One proof coin from the United States Mint at Philadelphia
- One enhanced uncirculated coin from the United States Mint at San Francisco
- One uncirculated coin from the United States Mint at Denver
The enhanced uncirculated finish coin features a special wire brushing technique. The portrait, lettering, and border on the obverse (heads), and the lettering and border on the reverse (tails), will receive a heavy laser frosting treatment. Other elements of the eagle on the reverse will receive a standard (moderate) laser frosting treatment to enhance certain artistic detail. The stars will receive a laser polish technique to accentuate them against the field.
The obverse design on the coins in this set replicate the portrait on the 1964 design by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Gilroy Roberts, which was based on a portrait prepared for John F. Kennedy’s presidential medal. All coins are encapsulated and secured in coin wells within an embossed leatherette–type folder that features the same image of Kennedy that appears on the coins in this set, with patriotic imagery of stars and stripes. The coins are mounted in the packaging to show the obverse of each coin as follows (from left to right): reverse proof, proof, enhanced uncirculated, and uncirculated. The reverse of each coin can be seen by removing the capsule from the packaging, which can be displayed as a trifold or stored and protected by an outer sleeve. A certificate of authenticity and a booklet with information and images about the 1964 Kennedy Half–Dollar design are tucked into a panel of the folder.
Please visit the United States Mint’s website for more information on our new shipping options: http://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer–service/shipping.html
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.
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 Oct. 28, 2014, at noon EDT, 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.