US Mint Sales: 2019 Kennedy Halves Debut

by Mike Unser on May 8, 2019 · 4 comments

2019 Kennedy half-dollar

Early U.S. Mint sales of rolls and bags of 2019 P&D John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars combined to about 1.05 million coins

Highlights from the latest U.S. Mint sales report include first showings for the new 2019 Kennedy Half-Dollar products.

Released May 1, product options include circulating-quality halves from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with a bag of 200 coins for $139.95 and a two-roll set of 40 coins for $32.95.

Starting 5-day sales of the products combined to 1,053,440 coins with splits of 11,561 in two-roll sets and 2,955 in bags. For comparisons, early sales of halves since 2011 reached a combined:

  • 1,145,680 coins in 2018
  • 1,063,000 coins in 2017
  • 1,150,320 coins in 2016
  • 1,019,240 coins in 2015
  • 979,760 coins in 2014
  • 778,240 coins in 2013
  • 740,160 coins in 2012
  • 776,440 coins in 2011

The new half-dollar rolls were the U.S. Mint’s second best weekly seller. Bags of the 2019 halves ranked fourth.

Claiming the top sales spot for a third week in a row was the 2019 Silver Proof Set. It advanced another 21,730 for a 19-day total of 230,256. It took nearly 5 months for last year’s set to reach the same level.

Weekly U.S. Mint Top Sellers

Here’s a listing of the U.S. Mint’s most popular products for the week ended May 5:

  1. 2019 Silver Proof Set (+21,730 to 230,256)
  2. 2019 Kennedy Two-Roll Set (+11,561)
  3. 2019 Proof Set (+5,520 to 295,794)
  4. 2019 Kennedy 200-Coin Bag (+2,955)
  5. 2019-W Proof Silver Eagle (+2,248 to 267,282)
  6. 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar (+1,293 to 157,461)
  7. 2019-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Proof Coin (+1,150 to 8,537)
  8. 2019 Explore and Discover Coin Set (+927 to 20,675)
  9. 2018-S Proof American Innovation Dollar (+692 to 176,834)
  10. 2019-P Proof American Legion Silver Dollar (+495 to 26,244)

In its latest report, the U.S. Mint published sales data for 141 numismatic products. Fifty-six of them outperformed their prior weekly gains against 40 previously. Not counting the new Kennedy half dollar products so as to compare apples to apples, 5 products increased by more than 1,000 units just like in the previous report.

In addition, 7 products saw their sales reduced against 5 previously. Reductions ranged from 3 units to 577 units.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from April 29 to May 5. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available or had no reported sales.

American Liberty / 225th Anniversary Products

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W $10 American Liberty Gold Coin 27,891 27,992 101 0.36%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set* 32,647 32,647
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,419 210,419
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 30,367 30,390 23 0.08%
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal* 55,187 55,187

2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof $5 American Legion Gold Coin 2,184 2,312 128 5.86%
2019-W Uncirculated $5 American Legion Gold Coin 1,936 1,947 11 0.57%
2019-P Proof American Legion Silver Dollar 25,749 26,244 495 1.92%
2019-P Uncirculated American Legion Silver Dollar 10,071 10,190 119 1.18%
2019-S Proof American Legion Half Dollar 14,574 14,677 103 0.71%
2019-D Uncirculated American Legion Half Dollar 9,279 9,336 57 0.61%
2019 American Legion Three-Coin Proof Set 6,287 6,347 60 0.95%

2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof $5 Apollo 11 Gold Coin 26,190 26,366 176 0.67%
2019-W Uncirculated $5 Apollo 11 Gold Coin 10,711 10,736 25 0.23%
2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar 156,168 157,461 1,293 0.83%
2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 Silver Dollar 50,624 50,806 182 0.36%
2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar 51,133 51,456 323 0.63%
2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 Half Dollar 34,502 34,648 146 0.42%
2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set 99,930 99,932 2 0.00%
2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Five Ounce Silver Coin 60,091 59,935 -156 -0.26%

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set* 4,455 4,455
2018-W Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin* 10,386 10,386
2018-W Uncirculated $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin* 4,477 4,477
2018-P Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar* 34,542 34,542
2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar* 12,526 12,526
2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar* 17,937 17,937
2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar* 11,301 11,301

2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Commemoratives

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof WWI Silver Dollar* 64,982 64,982
2018 Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar* 22,336 22,336
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set* 15,621 15,621
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set* 12,253 12,253
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set* 12,648 12,648
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set* 9,813 9,813
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set* 12,520 12,520

Clad Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Proof Set 290,274 295,794 5,520 1.90%
2018 Proof Set 502,083 502,376 293 0.06%
2017 Proof Set* 568,678 568,678
2016 Proof Set* 595,184 595,184
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 50,453 50,884 431 0.85%
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 85,148 85,197 49 0.06%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 88,909 88,909
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 91,674 91,674
2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set* 47,447 47,447
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set* 231,549 231,549
2019 Happy Birthday Gift Set 10,587 10,793 206 1.95%
2018 Happy Birthday Gift Set 17,655 17,652 -3 -0.02%
2019 Birth Gift Set 10,459 10,761 302 2.89%
2018 Birth Gift Set 29,347 29,423 76 0.26%

Silver Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Silver Proof Set 208,526 230,256 21,730 10.42%
2018 Silver Proof Set 320,215 320,575 360 0.11%
2017 Silver Proof Set* 358,085 358,085
2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set* 199,116 199,116
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 54,000 54,436 436 0.81%
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 77,453 77,533 80 0.10%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set* 89,632 89,632
2019 Congratulations Gift Set 22,637 22,750 113 0.50%
2018 Congratulations Gift Set* 19,267 19,267
2017 Congratulations Gift Set* 74,898 74,898
2018 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 46,002 46,270 268 0.58%
2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 48,901 48,901

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Uncirculated Mint Set 247,052 247,369 317 0.13%
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set* 286,813 286,813

Kids Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Explore and Discover Coin Set 19,748 20,675 927 4.69%
2019 Rocketship 49,093 49,087 -6 -0.01%
2014 Coin Discovery Set 12,335 12,385 50 0.41%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof Silver Eagle 265,034 267,282 2,248 0.85%
2019-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 723 723
2018-S Proof Silver Eagle* 158,785 158,785
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle 347,004 347,155 151 0.04%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 182 182

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 138,454 138,585 131 0.09%
2017* 176,739 176,739

2019 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 2,373 2,510 137 5.77%
1/2 oz 755 794 39 5.17%
1/4 oz 1,107 1,167 60 5.42%
1/10 oz 4,214 4,475 261 6.19%
4-Coin Set 4,964 5,074 110 2.22%

2018 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 6,974 6,984 10 0.14%
1/2 oz* 1,815 1,815
1/4 oz 4,623 4,623
1/10 oz 14,007 14,007
4-Coin Set 7,949 7,954 5 0.06%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 8,187 8,201 14 0.17%
2017* 5,800 5,800

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Proof Gold Buffalo 7,387 8,537 1,150 15.57%
2018 Proof Gold Buffalo 15,754 15,756 2 0.01%
2017 Proof Gold Buffalo* 15,810 15,810

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 8,137 8,178 41 0.50%
2018 13,232 13,246 14 0.11%
2017* 8,890 8,890

Proof Palladium Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018* 14,986 14,986

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-P American Memorial Park Silver Uncirculated Coin 13,303 12,726 -577 -4.34%
2019-P Lowell Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin 13,912 13,955 43 0.31%
2018-P Block Island Silver Coins 15,438 15,491 53 0.34%
2018-P Cumberland Island Silver Coins 15,906 15,921 15 0.09%
2018-P Voyageurs Silver Coins 16,832 16,834 2 0.01%
2018-P Apostle Islands Silver Coins 16,802 16,802
2018-P Pictured Rocks Silver Coins* 17,773 17,773
2017-P George Rogers Clark Silver Coins* 14,731 14,731
2017-P Ellis Island Silver Coins* 17,670 17,670
2017-P Ozark Riverways Silver Coins 17,694 17,694
2017-P Frederick Douglass Silver Coins* 17,678 17,678
2017-P Effigy Mounds Silver Coins* 17,251 17,251

Presidential Silver Medals

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales*
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal 11,256 11,650 394 3.50%
2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal 19,704 20,052 348 1.77%
2018 John Adams Presidential Silver Medal 15,405 15,684 279 1.81%

2018 American Innovation $1 Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Coin (S) 176,142 176,834 692 0.39%
25-coin roll set (P) 11,584 11,697 113 0.98%
25-coin roll set (D) 10,957 11,069 112 1.02%
100-coin bag (P) 2,932 2,934 2 0.07%
100-coin bag (D) 2,951 2,952 1 0.03%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 11,347 11,511 164 1.45%
2019-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 11,165 11,313 148 1.33%
2019-dated 100-coin bag (P) 798 817 19 2.38%
2019-dated 100-coin bag (D) 820 843 23 2.80%
2019-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,043 1,069 26 2.49%
2019-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,081 1,114 33 3.05%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 16,393 16,424 31 0.19%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,560 15,585 25 0.16%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,836 1,844 8 0.44%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,755 1,762 7 0.40%
2018-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,865 1,865
2018-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,874 1,874

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 2,955
2019-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 11,561
2018-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 8,632 8,720 88 1.02%
2018-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 21,396 21,590 194 0.91%
2017-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,321 10,321
2017-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 23,747 23,747

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Issue 18,489 18,944 455 2.46%
2018 Issue 31,581 31,658 77 0.24%
2017 Issue* 29,972 29,972

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 19,955 19,990 35 0.18%
2017 Issue 24,068 24,092 24 0.10%
2016 Issue* 23,958 23,958

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
American Memorial Park 10,959 11,304 345 3.15%
Lowell 11,729 11,900 171 1.46%
Block Island 12,841 12,867 26 0.20%
Cumberland Island 12,877 12,900 23 0.18%
Voyageurs 13,708 13,723 15 0.11%
Apostle Islands 13,873 13,884 11 0.08%
Pictured Rocks 15,295 15,309 14 0.09%
George Rogers Clark 13,691 13,693 2 0.01%
Ellis Island* 16,947 16,947
Ozark Riverways 14,491 14,495 4 0.03%
Frederick Douglass 14,954 14,960 6 0.04%
Effigy Mounds 14,075 14,078 3 0.02%
Fort Moultrie* 13,306 13,306
Theodore Roosevelt* 16,072 16,072
Harpers Ferry* 14,345 14,345
Cumberland Gap* 14,973 14,973
Shawnee* 15,474 15,474
Saratoga* 14,950 14,950
Bombay Hook* 13,400 13,400
Blue Ridge Parkway* 17,165 17,165
Kisatchie Set* 15,196 15,196
Homestead Set* 16,114 16,114
Everglades Set* 14,373 14,373
Great Sand Dunes Set* 14,119 14,119
Arches Three-Coin Set* 15,859 15,859
Shenandoah Three-Coin Set* 17,351 17,351
Great Smoky Mountains Set* 18,588 18,588
Mount Rushmore Quarters Set* 17,924 17,924
Fort McHenry Quarters Set* 16,345 16,345
Great Basin Quarters Set* 15,526 15,526
Perry’s Victory Quarters Set* 17,643 17,643
White Mountain Quarters Set* 18,056 18,056
Denali Quarters Set* 18,193 18,193
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters Set* 19,947 19,947
Acadia Quarters Set* 19,940 19,940
Chaco Culture Quarters Set* 20,028 20,028
El Yunque Quarters Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarters Set* 16,184 16,184
Vicksburg Quarters Set* 18,095 18,095
Olympic Quarters Set* 17,718 17,718
Glacier Quarters Set* 19,046 19,046
Gettysburg Quarters Set* 22,869 22,869
Mount Hood Quarters Set* 18,384 18,384
Grand Canyon Quarters Set* 22,133 22,133
Yosemite Quarters Set* 22,154 22,154
Yellowstone Quarters Set* 25,048 25,048
Hot Springs Quarters Set* 23,203 23,203

2019 American Memorial Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 2,788 2,939 151 5.42%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,635 2,688 53 2.01%
Three-Roll Set 6,701 6,677 -24 -0.36%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,863 1,887 24 1.29%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,830 1,852 22 1.20%
Two-Roll Set 5,346 5,222 -124 -2.32%

2019 Lowell Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,311 3,355 44 1.33%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,950 3,014 64 2.17%
Three-Roll Set 7,278 7,350 72 0.99%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,985 2,021 36 1.81%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,919 1,956 37 1.93%
Two-Roll Set 5,580 5,613 33 0.59%

2018 Block Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,630 3,649 19 0.52%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,469 3,474 5 0.14%
Three-Roll Set 7,931 7,955 24 0.30%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,022 2,025 3 0.15%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,024 2,027 3 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 5,926 5,935 9 0.15%

2018 Cumberland Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,851 3,969 118 3.06%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,594 3,595 1 0.03%
Three-Roll Set 8,091 8,102 11 0.14%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,086 2,089 3 0.14%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,957 1,962 5 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 6,086 6,087 1 0.02%

2018 Voyageurs Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,821 3,836 15 0.39%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,609 3,613 4 0.11%
Three-Roll Set 8,330 8,339 9 0.11%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,100 2,102 2 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,144 2,146 2 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 6,217 6,221 4 0.06%

2018 Apostle Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,088 4,088
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,669 3,669
Three-Roll Set 8,339 8,338 -1 -0.01%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,081 2,081
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,075 2,075
Two-Roll Set 6,306 6,306

2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,172 4,173 1 0.02%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,851 3,851
Three-Roll Set 8,921 8,927 6 0.07%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,267 2,268 1 0.04%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,379 2,380 1 0.04%
Two-Roll Set 6,521 6,522 1 0.02%

 

Visit the United States Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov for product information.

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What are people doing with rolls & bags of Kennedy halves? Is there a big enough profit motive to bother with 1 or 2 at a time…I know there are tons of sellers of modern coin issues all ready…Why does the mint keep making them? They have no relevance to our monetary system…have’nt for decades…the coin has all ready been around longer than the man who it honors…try a new design an see if the public will accept it this time.

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Soooo true, alot of noncollectors think a JFK is rare, regardless…after all they don’t curculate. Agree 1,000% sleepy tired design!! (sorry!)

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Halves circulated regularly until 1964. They vanished within a couple of years because the Mint messed up (the word I really want to use can’t be printed here) so badly. They should have reverted to the Franklin design in ’65, AND switched to cupronickel instead of trying to maintain a partial silver content.

The coin’s definitely way overdue for a redesign, and maybe a size change too. Downsize it to something like 23 or 25 mm and make it multisided like a lot of coins in other countries. Hopefully that would get it back into circulation. It’s stupid to need multiple quarters all the time.

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Sales of the 2019 Apollo 11 issues has slowed to a trickle…most of the offerings are all ready available on eBay for substantially less than Mint price…the breaking up of the silver proof set is making the 5 coin silver ATB quarters a bargain for under $20…why pay nearly twice that amount just to get a box & COA?