In-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:
- the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog
- the U.S. Mint call center number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468)
- two sales points at the upcoming American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money
- sales counters at the U.S. Mint Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and at U.S. Mint production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver
Online and phone orders are limited to 5 coins per household whereas in-person orders at the ANA show and U.S. Mint shops are restricted to 2 coins.
Here’s the full text of the Mint’s memo:
50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9, 2014, and at all Mint over-the-counter points of sale will be restricted to those individuals 18 years of age or older. Proof of age may be required at the time of purchase.
The Mint this year is producing 7 unique coins within 3 products to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar. Last week, the U.S. Mint announced sales plans for the products that included early inventory levels and how they will be sold at the ANA convention.