Orders 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 68,974 sets. Last week the U.S. Mint said it had 37,000 on hand and ready to ship immediately, and that further production plans would be based on the first week of sales.
It looks like the Mint will be ramping up production, and it may want to re-think how many of the upcoming 50th anniversary Kennedy silver sets and 24K Gold Kennedy halves it will have on inventory for launch.
There’s not a lot of time to build more inventory for the gold halves. The Mint stated it will have 40,000 ready by the time the gold pieces go on sale Aug. 5. They will have more flexibility with the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection since it has a release date of sometime in the fall. This set will be the biggest seller with its four 90% Kennedy halves featuring varying finishes and strikes from four different U.S. Mint facilities.