Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set Packaging and Limits

by Darrin Lee Unser on July 1, 2014 · 6 comments

New information on ordering limits and packaging is now available for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. The additional details come from a news release and a product page recently published by the United States Mint.

50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set (front, inside and coin card)

The set, as previously discussed here and due for release on July 24 for $9.95, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar. Included as part of the product are two clad Kennedy halves.

Limits

There is no mintage or product limits in place for the uncirculated coin set. However, the U.S. Mint indicates that a household order limit of five will apply. Also, it appears that no ordering window will be implemented. In the past, the Mint has used such a window to insure availability of unique offerings and make releases smoother for customers. The ordering windows were typically open for several weeks with all valid orders received during that period fulfilled.

Packaging

Special packaging has been produced for the set that includes a folder housing a coin card. An enlarged partial image of the obverse of the Kennedy half-dollar is shown on the front of the folder along with a number ‘5’ and a smaller image of the 1964 coin representing a ‘0’. Together, the number and the small coin create a ’50’ indicative of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half. "50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set" is printed below the imagery along with the United States Mint logo.

Front View of the Packaging for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

U.S. Mint image of the front packaging for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

Inside, an enlarged image of the reverse of the Kennedy half-dollar is joined by smaller images of the strike and information on the 50th anniversary of the design.

Inside View of the Packaging for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

U.S. Mint image of the inside packaging for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

The two coins are encapsulated and attached to a coin card found within the folder. The obverse and reverse of both coins is visible as the card is flipped over. Coin specifications and design descriptions are offered on the back side of the card along with a certificate of authenticity.

Coin Card for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

U.S. Mint image of the coin card for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

As also mentioned in this previous CoinNews.net article, the uncirculated coin set will include a 2014-P Kennedy Half Dollar struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and a 2014-D Kennedy Half Dollar struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Denver. Each features a higher relief of Kennedy’s portrait as it first appeared on inaugural 1964 issues. The portrait on halves has since changed slightly.

The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set will be sold for $9.95, plus the U.S. Mint’s standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. Here is a link to the set’s product page within usmint.gov/catalog.

This set will be joined by two other U.S. Mint products to commemorate the fifty year anniversary. They include the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Four-Coin Silver Set for $99.95 and the 1964-2014 24K 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar at a yet unknown price. A "fall" release date is scheduled for the four-coin silver set while the gold half-dollar will be available on August 5.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Victor DeCurtis July 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm

I’m chomping at the bit.

Boz July 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Been waiting 50 years for this….

JOE #2 July 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Glad they are releasing separate at a time. Limit of five also sounds good.. (at least for the beginning release ).. Just wish they had a limited mintage, But still should do very well (imho)… Great job U.S. Mint

dale July 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I wonder how many of these will show up at banks in the future.
Will be a good find if they do…..

Brian V. July 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Bad taste to place the hole at back of his head…doesn’t anybody think anymore.
Even the front cover with the 1964 illustration jumped out at me, then I saw the place where they put the upper 2014 coin in airtight holder.
Maybe I’m too touchy about this, but it looks bad to me.

Richard July 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

Now that you mention it, that is a bad place to put it. A redesign with a smaller picture and the coins below would have been better. And no, people don’t always think (including me). What did surprise was that the mint didn’t emphasize this was the original, slightly higher, relief with (I think) more accented hair. For sure that could have increased interest. The press release looked like it was written by someone who didn’t know much about coins and simply discussed the history without the design details. Anyway, a decent price and a pretty smooth release; I bought 2 and am waiting for the silvers. Gold’s a bit too much, unfortunately….

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