The United States Mint will launch four new products next week. The first two expand on prior releases of Native American $1 coins and the others feature this year’s Kennedy half dollar.
Neither item is mass produced for public circulation via the Federal Reserve Banking System like other American coinage. Instead, Native American $1’s and Kennedy halves are struck in smaller quantities and only to fulfill collector orders.
Beginning on Monday, May 14, the U.S. Mint will offer 100-coin bags of 2012 Native American Dollars. Buyers will have the choice of circulation quality coins minted in either Philadelphia or Denver, with each bag priced at $111.95.
The new dollar bags are additional options to other Native American $1 coin products that hit the market on April 26. Those offerings include 25-coin rolls, 250-coin boxes, and 500-coin boxes. The bags on Monday will join the rolls and boxes on this U.S. Mint product page.
Launching on Tuesday, May 15, are 2012 Kennedy half dollars in rolls and bags. Both products contain an equal mix of strikes from the main production floors at Philadelphia and Denver. Prices for the 200-coin bags are $139.95 each. Two-roll sets have a 40-coin total and will have a price of $32.95. As of this writing, the U.S. Mint is still selling 2011-dated Kennedy rolls for $34.95.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President. He entered office in 1961, but his service was cut short on November 22, 1963 when, during a parade in Dallas, TX, he was assassinated. In 1964, his portrait replaced Benjamin Franklin’s on the obverse of half dollar and the Presidential Coat of Arms replaced the Liberty Bell on the reverse.
Purchases for 2012 Kennedy half dollar products may be placed on this U.S. Mint page.
As usual, the U.S. Mint will put these numismatic products on sale beginning at 12:00 noon ET on the respective release days. The bureau will also allow sales via their Customer Service phone line at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
As a reference, the grid below shows an updated list of U.S. Mint scheduled product releases for the remaining half of May.
Upcoming US Mint Numismatic Product Releases for May
|Release Date||U.S. Mint 2012 Numismatic Product||Product Price|
|5/14||Native American $1 Coin 100-coin Bags, Philadelphia||$111.95|
|5/14||Native American $1 Coin 100-coin Bags, Denver||$111.95|
|5/15||Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set||$32.95|
|5/15||Kennedy Half Dollar 200-Coin Bags||$139.95|
|5/21||2012 Mint Uncirculated Coin Set||$27.95|
|5/25||Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, Philadelphia||$32.95|
|5/25||Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, Denver||$32.95|
|5/25||Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin 100-coin Bags, Philadelphia||$111.95|
|5/25||Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin 100-coin Bags, Denver||$111.95|
|5/25||Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin 250-coin Bags, Philadelphia||$275.95|
|5/25||Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin 250-coin Boxes, Denver||$275.95|
|5/25||Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin 500-coin Boxes, Philadelphia||$550.95|
|5/25||Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin 500-coin Boxes, Denver||$550.95|
The dates for the products listed are subject to change per the U.S. Mint. Also, it should be noted that all domestic orders will be charged a $4.95 shipping and handling fee.