A mintage limit has been set for the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin. The first-ever gold half-dollar offered by the United States Mint went on sale Aug. 5, 2014. Then, and until a few hours ago, it had no stated limits.
Earlier this morning, the U.S. Mint announced that its mintage would be capped at 75,000 coins.
Sales of the gold piece at 67,640 units reached 90.2% of the new limit as of Nov. 30, 2014. Its last four weekly sales increases have ranged from 312 to 493 units. Buying action should pick up, at least in the short term. Collectors now know for certain how many can sell and that less than 7,360 remain.
Produced at the West Point Mint to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar, each coin is composed from 3/4 troy ounces of 99.99% pure gold. Other specifications are identical to standard Kennedy halves to include their diameter of 1.205 inches and reeded edge.
These gold coins bear a restored portrait of John F. Kennedy like the other two 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar products and their unique 6 coins, but it is the only one to have the dual date. The U.S. Mint already announced product limits for the other two Kennedy anniversary products, a four-coin silver collection and two-coin clad set.
Current Gold Coin Pricing and Ordering
Pricing for the 1964-2014 Kennedy gold coin is determined by the latest weekly average of gold. It launched at $1,240 and has been as high as $1,277.50. Today, the coin is available for $1,165. That price is based on a weekly gold average that sits within a range of $1,150.00 to $1,199.99 an ounce. The soonest that price could change is Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Kennedy half-dollar products may be ordered online from the U.S. Mint here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).