Kennedy Half-Dollar Clad Set Scores Knockout on Release

by Mike Unser on July 25, 2014 · 6 comments

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

Kennedy Half-Dollar Clad Sets opened with first day sales of 68,974

Orders poured in early for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set featuring two special clad half-dollars from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint for $9.95.

Released Thursday, the United States Mint reported this morning that first-day sales hit 68,974 sets. Last week the U.S. Mint said it had 37,000 on hand and ready to ship immediately, and that further production plans would be based on the first week of sales.

It looks like the Mint will be ramping up production, and it may want to re-think how many of the upcoming 50th anniversary Kennedy silver sets and 24K Gold Kennedy halves it will have on inventory for launch.

There’s not a lot of time to build more inventory for the gold halves. The Mint stated it will have 40,000 ready by the time the gold pieces go on sale Aug. 5. They will have more flexibility with the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection since it has a release date of sometime in the fall. This set will be the biggest seller with its four 90% Kennedy halves featuring varying finishes and strikes from four different U.S. Mint facilities.

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dale July 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

This set will be the biggest seller with its four 90% Kennedy halves featuring varying finishes and strikes from four different U.S. Mint facilities.
Can’t wait to get one of these sets hope they do the household limit gives us small coin collectors a chance.

Jim July 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

If the sales if 2014 clad sets are 29,000 short on ordered sets on hand, The US Mint may want to ramp up available future offerings ( dual date gold halves & 4 coin sets by 75-100%. Just my estimate on possible sales.

I hope I can order one 4 coin set in the fall, If the phones & Mint website aren’t over run

Thanks for the forum
Jim

bobby August 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm

collecting baseball cards and selling them card companies came out with blue, red and gold each limited to different numbers. at that time they sold for a premium. today there all the same price. I started collecting coins and all I care about is the grade and who graded it. other than that early release or whatever the label means nothing to me. but you should collect as you think you should.

there can be good deals in quality cards/coins by off brand grading services. that collectors don’t look at twice. I am new to coins and have bought a few 70s that a better service regarded 68. I would have had to pay an extra zero for that same coin cost me 30 more bucks.

Cheech January 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Anyone know how often the mint changes its coin dies. OR do they use the same die and sometimes clean them. I’m wondering if I buy a proof set in sept. Will I get a less quality proof coin. (PR 65 or less)

Cheech January 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

I have proof sets I bought in the late 60’s. They look like crap. That’s why I ask if they ever change dies

bobby June 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

I am would assume they change the dies? to get that nice frosty cameo look we all want. according to the guy on TV they didn’t care that much in the 60s?.

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