As of today, Feb. 24, the United States Mint is selling rolls and bags of circulating-quality 2016 P&D Kennedy half-dollars.
For $139.95, buyers can get a 200-coin canvas bag evenly mixed with half-dollars from the Denver and Philadelphia Mints. Then, for $32.95, there is a set with one 20-coin roll from each facility. The 50-cent pieces have either the ‘P’ or ‘D’ mint mark to denote their origin, and the same goes for their U.S. Mint-branded packaging.
While both current product options include circulating-quality half-dollars, none of them have entered circulation. Federal Reserve Banks, some time back, stopped ordering Kennedy half-dollars. In fact, since 2002, the U.S. Mint has only produced them for coin collector sales. The table below illustrates how 50c mintages have mostly declined since that change.
2000 – 2016 Kennedy Half-Dollar Mintages
The 4.9 million mintage total of 2016 Kennedy half-dollars includes 2.1 million from Denver and 2.8 million from Philadelphia. Those figures are through January, but the amount produced early in a year is usually enough to satisfy collector demand for all of it.
Online orders for rolls and bags of half-dollars are being accepted directly from the U.S. Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov, with a link to its 50-cent products right here. Place phone orders at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
There are no household ordering limits.
Recent Sales of 50c Rolls and Bags
The U.S. Mint continues to sell 2015-dated half-dollars. The following table offers the latest sales figures for them as of Feb. 21, plus those of other 50-cent roll and bag products since 2011.
|Latest Sales||Total Coins|
|2015 P&D 200-Coin Bag||12,118||3,434,880|
|2015 P&D Two-Roll Set||25,282|
|2014 P&D 200-Coin Bag||12,967||3,806,640|
|2014 P&D Two-Roll Set||30,331|
|2013 P&D 200-Coin Bag||9,980||2,992,720|
|2013 P&D Two-Roll Set||24,918|
|2012 P&D 200-Coin Bag||10,323||3,415,240|
|2012 P&D Two-Roll Set||33,766|
|2011 P&D 200-Coin Bag||9,455||3,002,280|
|2011 P&D Two-Roll Set||27,782|
Additionally, the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy 50c Silver Coin Collection is still available for $99.95. Its sales are at 220,741.