2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set Photos

by Mike Unser on September 25, 2015 · 7 comments

This short article presents a photo overview of the John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set with its unique reverse proof Presidential $1 Coin, 1-ounce silver medal and 5-cent U.S. postage stamp.

Photos of a 2015 Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set

Photos of 2015 Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set

This third 2015-dated chronicles set launched last week for $57.95, the same price as the first two honoring Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. These two earlier sets each had limits of 17,000 and sold out within 15 minutes of their launch. The mintage bar was raised for the JFK set, bumped up to 50,000, extending its on sale time. Most were taken early with 45,613 ordered during the first 12 hours. Buying has since slowed with sales through Tuesday, the seventh day of its release, reaching 48,117 for 96.2% of the maximum.

To get one or two sets, which is the household ordering limit, visit this U.S. Mint product page or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Here are some photos of the set’s product contents — its coin, medal and stamp. Each photo may be enlarged with a click.

Photo of 2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin

Here are photos of the 2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin (obverse or heads side and reverse or tails side). The reverse proof Presidential $1 is the third one issued by the U.S. Mint, with the first one in the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set and the second one in the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set. Opposite of standard proofs, reverse proof coins have frosty fields and raised mirror-like devices.


John F. Kennedy Presidential Silver Medal

Here are two photos of both sides of the one-ounce, .999 fine John F. Kennedy Presidential Silver Medal. The medal is a duplicate of the inaugural Kennedy bronze medal from 1961.


Photo of John F. Kennedy 1964 5-Cent Postage Stamp

Here is a photo of the JFK 1964 5c postage stamp

And now, here are larger photos of the coin and medal.

Photo of 2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin, Obverse

Reverse proof $1 (obverse or heads side)

Photo of 2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin, Reverse

Reverse proof $1 (reverse or tails side)

John F. Kennedy Presidential Silver Medal, Obverse

Silver medal obverse

John F. Kennedy Presidential Silver Medal, Reverse

Silver medal reverse

Here are photos of the set’s informational booklet and packaging to include images of the specifications and the certificate of authenticity.

John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set

Sales of John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Sets through Tuesday are at 96.2% of their maximum


2015 John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set Cert

This is a photo of the front and back of the folder, which holds the stamp, reverse proof dollar and silver medal. The U.S. Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity appears on the back.


2015 John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set Specifications and Booklet

At left is a photo of the back of the sleeve, which holds the folder. It shows the coin and medal specifications. At right is the 16-page informational booklet with images from Kennedy’s life, military career and presidency.

Lastly, here are photos of the JFK bronze medal that the set’s silver medal is based upon.

John F. Kennedy Bronze Inaugural Medal

These two photos show the obverse and reverse John F. Kennedy Bronze Inaugural Medal

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kou September 25, 2015 at 9:59 am

I see the same issue as my two sets in the pics above with a slight swirl above the 1 on the reverse. Considering sending them back.

Joe Coincollector September 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

I received my two sets yesterday. I have two observations.

First; the quality of product from the mint is much lower now than it has been in the recent past. One of my Kennedy dollars was in what I would consider a MS-69 condition, the other one was maybe about a MS-63 at best.

Second; the design for the obverse is terrible and looks even worse in the RP finish.

I traded my lower quality set for an Eisenhower C&C set with a PCGS MS-69 First Strike certified dollar. I was bounced out of the “Insiders” club when this went on sale. What can I say?

Steve September 25, 2015 at 10:49 am

I understand certain people are invited to buy 4 sets total from the mint. Has anyone heard of this?

Annie September 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Soon this set going to fall below issue price.

Dwight September 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

For a 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set, the highest price paid was $185.00 each. This occurred last month on August 23, 2015 when ebay seller 1abfer sold four of these sets as Buy It Now pre-sale item #291546710354 for $185.00 each. These were in stark contrast to September 20, 2015 when ebay seller yrral4321 sold at losses two 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Sets each for the incredibly low price of only $8.00 + $5.95 shipping as ebay item #252094023134. Since the official U.S. Mint issue price is $57.95 for these sets, $57.95 – $13.95 = $44.00 Loss per Set. Last month, however, on August 12, 2015, that same ebay seller yrral4321 was able to sell for big profits two each of the 2015 Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Sets for $219.00 + $6.95 shipping each as item #252053983263. Ironically what had been profitable sales from the two Eisenhower sets were offset this month by losses from the two Kennedy sets. Such are the vagaries and vicissitudes of coin flipping.

Whistler September 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm

I was locked out of Harry & Ike, I have a few FDR & TR, these sets are not as nice as the prior FDR/TR, larger sets, medal, etc., the new JFK seems chinsy for the $60 price. Still available as 1st spouse sets, the flippers are flippin out!! B00 H00!!!

Christopher Williams February 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

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