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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.