At noon EDT today, July 16, the United States Mint started accepting orders for new coin covers with two 2015 John F. Kennedy Presidential dollars.
Priced at $19.95 and limited to 35,000, this newest product for collectors is the third released this year and the 35th overall in the U.S. Mint’s American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. The ordering limit is higher than the first two 2015-dated covers honoring Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Each of these has a maximum limit of 15,000, and they now have sales of 13,582 and 11,793.
The new coin cover holds two circulating quality John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coins. One is from the Philadelphia Mint, and the other is from the Denver Mint.
Both coins are first day production strikes from their respective minting locations. The first day of production at Denver was March 3, 2015. Two days later, on March 5, production started in Philadelphia. A display card protects the two dollars, and the card is inside an envelope that bears a Red, White, and Blue Forever® stamp.
The front side of the cover shows a portrait of the President with a postmark of July 16, 2015, Brookline, MA. This represents the cover’s issue date and the city where JFK was born. On the back of the card is information about the president, the $1 coins, and the product itself.
Designs on John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coins
Designed and sculpted by Don Everhart, obverses or "heads side" of the dollar offer a likeness of Kennedy with surrounding inscriptions that read: JOHN F. KENNEDY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 35th PRESIDENT and 1961-1963 for the years he served as commander-in-chief.
All Presidential dollars share reverse or "tails side" designs bearing Everhart’s rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions around Lady Liberty include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.
Also common to $1 coins are inscriptions incused around their edges. They show the year of issue, the ‘P’ or ‘D’ mint mark for the mint of origin, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
American Presidency $1 Coin Covers are available at the U.S. Mint’s website page, located here. Placing phone orders can be accomplished by dialing 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).