Mike Unser

Photos of 2014-W Reverse Proof Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver CoinsIt’s a safe bet to assume that the most sought 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar product will be this fall’s release of the 2014 Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection with its four 90% silver coins for $99.95.

Better than clad and cheaper than gold, collectors like silver. The set has that times four with the added lure of coins bearing varying finishes and struck from all U.S. Mint production facilities [...]


Trip to West Point Mint Over... Upcoming ArticlesOur trip last week to the U.S. Mint at West Point was fantastic. We met the management teams, watched employees work their magic, saw 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy half-dollars made and scored our names on walls of a vault where thousands of silver and gold bullion bars are held.

We’ll publish several stories about our visit. The early ones will focus on [...]

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2014-W Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Gold Half-Dollar PhotosThe United States Mint hit its first Kennedy half-dollar anniversary product out of the ballpark with first day sales of 68,974 for its clad set, or nearly 32,000 more than the Mint originally produced.

Based on its start and our visit to the U.S. Mint in West Point where we saw more halves, I expect similar home-runs for the upcoming dual-dated 2014-W Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Gold Half-Dollar and four-coin set of 90% silver Kennedy halves [...]


Kennedy Half-Dollar Clad Set Scores Knockout on ReleaseOrders 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 [...]


US Mint Sales: Grace Coolidge Gold Coins DebutNew to U.S. Mint sales charts this week are the 24-karat Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins in proof and uncirculated finishes.

Released on July 17, they launched one week after the inaugural 2014 issues of First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Florence Harding [...]

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Photos of 2014 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver CoinThe Perth Mint earlier this month started selling its latest annually issued 2014 Proof Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin.

We’ve covered new releases for a few years since the Perth started striking them in 2010. They’ve always caught my attention. This year I remembered to pick one up to see what I was missing [...]


2014 Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar Purchases Limited by AgeIn-person purchases of the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar will be limited to those who are 18 and older, the United States Mint said in a brief memo sent to news media on Monday.

Collectors will have the opportunity to order the unique halves beginning on Aug. 5, 2014. Ordering on the 5th opens at [...]


Trip to West Point Mint Begins... Stay TunedThis week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at West Point. This will be Darrin’s first visit and my second. I was there last year for a media event that shined spotlights on the history of the site and its 75th anniversary.

One of the anticipated highlights for this latest trip is watching how 50th Anniversary 24K Gold Kennedy half-dollars are made [...]


US Mint 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and Silver Medal?On Thursday, July 17, the U.S. Mint announced that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss a "potential 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and accompanying silver medal."

The CCAC will hold the public meeting via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 [...]


2013 Proof Set Sells Out, Sales Top Prior YearSales ended this week for the 2013 Proof Set. The United States Mint tagged the set’s product page with "sold out" and added it to the "No Longer Available" section of its website.

The popularity of annual sets has been receding in recent years, although orders for the 2013 Proof Set topped those from 2012 [...]