US Mint Sales: 2018 50c Kennedy Coins Debut

by Mike Unser on March 28, 2018 · 5 comments

2018 Kennedy-half-dollar

Early U.S. Mint sales of rolls and bags of 2018 P&D John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars combined to about 1.15 million coins

Highlights from the latest United States Mint sales report include first showings for the 2018-dated Kennedy Half-Dollar products.

Released a week ago Tuesday, March 20, product options include circulating-quality halves from the Denver and Philadelphia Mints with bags of 200 coins sold for $139.95 and a two-roll set of 40 coins priced at $32.95.

Six-day sales of the 50-cent pieces combined to 1,145,680 coins with splits of 11,782 in two-roll sets and 3,372 in bags. Early sales for other half-dollars in the past few years have totaled:

  • 1,145,680 coins in 2018
  • 1,063,000 coins in 2017
  • 1,150,320 coins in 2016
  • 1,019,240 coins in 2015
  • 979,760 coins in 2014
  • 778,240 coins in 2013
  • 740,160 coins in 2012
  • 776,440 coins in 2011

The half-dollar rolls were the U.S. Mint’s top weekly seller. Bags of the halves ranked fourth.

Weekly U.S. Mint Top Sellers

Here’s a listing of the U.S. Mint’s most popular products for the week ended March 25:

  1. 2018 Kennedy Two-Roll Set (+11,782)
  2. 2018 Proof Set (+6,911 to 202,344)
  3. 2018-P Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar (+3,842 to 19,929)
  4. 2018 Kennedy 200-Coin Bag (+3,372)
  5. 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,875 to 50,709)
  6. 2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (+1,828 to 258,642)
  7. 2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar (+1,794 to 11,886)
  8. 2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar (+1,537 to 8,144)
  9. 2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar (+1,107 to 7,073)
  10. 2018-W Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin (+933 to 6,560)

The U.S. Mint published sales data for 142 numismatic products. Thirty-nine products outperformed their prior weekly gains against 49 previously. Not counting the half-dollars so as to compare apples-to-apples, 7 products increased by more than 1,000 units against 3 previously.

In addition, 8 products saw their sales totals against 15 previously. There were more negative revisions to the no-longer-available WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Sets. The two products with the largest declines included the 2018 Quarters Silver Proof Set (-2,980 to 48,758) and the 20118 Pictured Rocks Quarters Three-Coin Set (-468 to 10,868).

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from March 19 to 25. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available or had no reported sales.

American Liberty / 225th Anniversary Products

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W $10 American Liberty Gold Coin 19,332 19,509 177 0.92%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set 30,364 30,449 85 0.28%
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,425 210,425
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 28,158 28,243 85 0.30%
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal 55,193 55,191 -2 0.00%

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin 5,627 6,560 933 16.58%
2018 Uncirculated $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin 2,727 3,047 320 11.73%
2018 Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar 16,087 19,929 3,842 23.88%
2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar 6,607 8,144 1,537 23.26%
2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar 10,092 11,886 1,794 17.78%
2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar 5,966 7,073 1,107 18.56%

2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Commemoratives

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof WWI Silver Dollar 42,031 42,659 628 1.49%
2018 Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar 16,712 16,889 177 1.06%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set 15,535 15,283 -252 -1.62%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set 12,068 12,063 -5 -0.04%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set 12,570 12,315 -255 -2.03%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set 9,770 9,519 -251 -2.57%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set 12,440 12,189 -251 -2.02%

2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof* 1,822 1,822
$5 Gold Uncirculated* 2,947 2,947
$1 Silver Proof* 26,085 26,085
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 12,234 12,234
50c Proof Clad Half-Dollar* 17,639 17,639
50c Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar* 15,525 15,525
Three-Coin Proof Set* 5,525 5,525

2017 Lions Clubs Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$1 Silver Proof* 68,519 68,519
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 17,247 17,247

Clad Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Set 195,433 202,344 6,911 3.54%
2017 Proof Set 551,670 552,108 438 0.08%
2016 Proof Set* 595,184 595,184
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 48,834 50,709 1,875 3.84%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 86,635 86,698 63 0.07%
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 91,740 91,740
2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set* 47,447 47,447
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set* 231,549 231,549
2018 Happy Birthday Gift Set 7,445 7,777 332 4.46%
2017 Happy Birthday Gift Set 17,479 17,511 32 0.18%
2016 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 16,884 16,884
2015 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 14,470 14,470
2014 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 13,592 13,592
2013 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 12,028 12,028
2018 Birth Gift Set 8,081 8,489 408 5.05%
2017 Birth Gift Set 32,099 32,200 101 0.31%
2016 Birth Gift Set* 29,707 29,707
2015 Birth Gift Set* 34,548 34,548
2014 Birth Gift Set* 35,953 35,953
2013 Birth Gift Set* 42,465 42,465
2012 Birth Gift Set* 49,703 49,703

Silver Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 Silver Proof Set 340,783 341,398 615 0.18%
2016 Silver Proof Set* 369,849 369,849
2015 Silver Proof Set* 387,310 387,310
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 51,738 48,758 -2,980 -5.76%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 86,158 86,262 104 0.12%
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 95,653 95,653
2018 Congratulations Gift Set 14,686 14,828 142 0.97%
2017 Congratulations Gift Set* 74,898 74,898
2016 Congratulations Gift Set* 5,966 5,966
2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 48,901 48,901
2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 49,412 49,412

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set 50,737 50,737
2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 88,805 88,805
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set 275,873 276,238 365 0.13%
2016 Uncirculated Mint Set 296,582 296,582
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 55,047 55,047
2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 67,088 67,088
2014 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 66,795 66,795
2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 75,846 75,846
2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 99,743 99,743
2011 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 87,429 87,429
2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 19,818 19,818
2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 22,691 22,691
2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Sets* 10,923 10,923

Coin Discovery Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2014 9,746 9,773 27 0.28%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W Proof Silver Eagles 256,814 258,642 1,828 0.71%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagles (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 183 183
2017-W Proof Silver Eagles 377,141 377,509 368 0.10%
2017-W Proof Silver Eagles (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 240 240
2016-W Proof Silver Eagles 586,735 586,856 121 0.02%

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 142,597 142,692 95 0.07%
2016* 216,501 216,501

2018 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 2,042 2,311 269 13.17%
1/2 oz 750 818 68 9.07%
1/4 oz 1,095 1,188 93 8.49%
1/10 oz 4,476 5,138 662 14.79%
4-Coin Set 3,997 4,185 188 4.70%

2017 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 8,820 8,826 6 0.07%
1/2 oz 2,440 2,440
1/4 oz 4,370 4,385 15 0.34%
1/10 oz* 11,163 11,163
4-Coin Set 9,812 9,812

2016 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 24,093 24,102 9 0.04%
1/2 oz 5,935 5,937 2 0.03%
1/4 oz* 7,135 7,135
1/10 oz* 21,629 21,629
4-Coin Set* 17,270 17,270

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017* 5,800 5,800
2016* 6,887 6,887

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 Proof Gold Buffalo* 15,815 15,815
2016 Proof Gold Buffalo* 21,878 21,878

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 9,267 9,318 51 0.55%
2017* 8,891 8,891
2016* 9,151 9,151

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-P Pictured Rocks Silver Coins 15,055 15,243 188 1.25%
2017-P George Rogers Clark Silver Coins 14,739 14,739
2017-P Ellis Island Silver Coins 17,694 17,694
2017-P Ozark Riverways Silver Coins 16,989 17,014 25 0.15%
2017-P Frederick Douglass Silver Coins 17,151 17,179 28 0.16%
2017-P Effigy Mounds Silver Coins 16,673 16,688 15 0.09%
2016-P Fort Moultrie Silver Coins 17,882 17,882
2016-P Theodore Roosevelt Silver Coins* 18,917 18,917
2016-P Harpers Ferry Silver Coins* 18,896 18,896
2016-P Cumberland Gap Silver Coins* 18,713 18,713
2016-P Shawnee Silver Coins* 18,781 18,781
2015-P Saratoga Silver Coins* 17,563 17,563
2015-P Bombay Hook Silver Coins* 17,309 17,309
2015-P Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Coins* 17,461 17,461
2015-P Kisatchie Silver Coins* 19,449 19,449
2015-P Homestead Silver Coins* 21,286 21,286
2014-P Everglades Silver Coins* 22,732 22,732
2014-P Great Sand Dunes Silver Coins* 24,103 24,103
2014-P Arches Silver Coins* 28,434 28,434
2014-P Shenandoah Silver Coins* 28,451 28,451
2014-P Great Smoky Mountains Silver Coins* 24,710 24,710
2013-P White Mountain Silver Coins* 20,530 20,530
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coins* 17,707 17,707
2013-P Great Basin Silver Coins* 17,792 17,792
2013-P Fort McHenry Silver Coins* 19,802 19,802
2013-P Mount Rushmore Silver Coins* 23,547 23,547

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 10,362 10,724 362 3.49%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 10,062 10,410 348 3.46%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (P) 674 724 50 7.42%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (D) 635 671 36 5.67%
2018-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,071 1,097 26 2.43%
2018-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,094 1,113 19 1.74%
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 15,668 15,707 39 0.25%
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,058 15,084 26 0.17%
2017-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,395 1,405 10 0.72%
2017-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,284 1,299 15 1.17%
2017-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,841 1,849 8 0.43%
2017-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,935 1,945 10 0.52%
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 17,890 17,890
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 17,434 17,434
2016-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 2,221 2,221
2016-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 2,131 2,131
2016-dated 250-coin box (P)* 1,955 1,955
2016-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,138 2,138
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 18,763 18,763
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 19,021 19,021
2015-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 2,415 2,415
2015-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 2,455 2,455
2015-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,329 2,329
2015-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,311 2,311

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 3,372
2018-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 11,782
2017-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 9,107 9,158 51 0.56%
2017-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 22,029 22,154 125 0.57%
2016-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 11,393 11,393
2016-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 23,491 23,491
2015-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 13,762 13,762
2015-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 28,487 28,487

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 Issue* 29,972 29,972
2016 Issue* 29,559 29,559
2015 Issue* 28,968 28,968
2014 Issue* 31,364 31,364
2013 Issue* 43,217 43,217
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223
2011 Issue* 40,709 40,709
2010 Issue* 42,104 42,104

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 Issue 20,340 20,428 88 0.43%
2016 Issue 22,412 22,458 46 0.21%
2015 Issue* 22,356 22,356
2014 Issue* 24,696 24,696
2013 Issue* 29,898 29,898
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869
2011 Issue* 37,188 37,188
2010 Issue* 40,768 40,768

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Pictured Rocks 11,336 10,868 -468 -4.13%
George Rogers Clark 12,622 12,647 25 0.20%
Ellis Island 16,649 16,667 18 0.11%
Ozark Riverways 13,710 13,723 13 0.09%
Frederick Douglass 13,845 13,866 21 0.15%
Effigy Mounds 13,422 13,439 17 0.13%
Fort Moultrie 12,765 12,772 7 0.05%
Theodore Roosevelt 15,438 15,448 10 0.06%
Harpers Ferry 13,810 13,817 7 0.05%
Cumberland Gap 14,498 14,503 5 0.03%
Shawnee 14,993 15,000 7 0.05%
Saratoga* 14,950 14,950
Bombay Hook* 13,400 13,400
Blue Ridge Parkway* 17,165 17,165
Kisatchie Set* 15,196 15,196
Homestead Set* 16,114 16,114
Everglades Set* 14,373 14,373
Great Sand Dunes Set* 14,119 14,119
Arches Three-Coin Set* 15,859 15,859
Shenandoah Three-Coin Set* 17,351 17,351
Great Smoky Mountains Set* 18,588 18,588
Mount Rushmore Quarters Set* 17,924 17,924
Fort McHenry Quarters Set* 16,345 16,345
Great Basin Quarters Set* 15,526 15,526
Perry’s Victory Quarters Set* 17,643 17,643
White Mountain Quarters Set* 18,056 18,056
Denali Quarters Set* 18,193 18,193
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters Set* 19,947 19,947
Acadia Quarters Set* 19,940 19,940
Chaco Culture Quarters Set* 20,028 20,028
El Yunque Quarters Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarters Set* 16,184 16,184
Vicksburg Quarters Set* 18,095 18,095
Olympic Quarters Set* 17,718 17,718
Glacier Quarters Set* 19,046 19,046
Gettysburg Quarters Set* 22,869 22,869
Mount Hood Quarters Set* 18,384 18,384
Grand Canyon Quarters Set* 22,133 22,133
Yosemite Quarters Set* 22,154 22,154
Yellowstone Quarters Set* 25,048 25,048
Hot Springs Quarters Set* 23,203 23,203

2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,225 3,287 62 1.92%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,863 2,899 36 1.26%
Three-Roll Set 7,236 7,357 121 1.67%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,857 1,879 22 1.18%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,842 1,863 21 1.14%
Two-Roll Set 5,799 5,841 42 0.72%

2017 George Rogers Clark Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,929 3,938 9 0.23%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,481 3,521 40 1.15%
Three-Roll Set 8,182 8,212 30 0.37%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,107 2,111 4 0.19%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,065 2,072 7 0.34%
Two-Roll Set 6,372 6,382 10 0.16%

2017 Ellis Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,222 4,232 10 0.24%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,819 3,848 29 0.76%
Three-Roll Set 8,812 8,827 15 0.17%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,342 2,345 3 0.13%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,190 2,196 6 0.27%
Two-Roll Set 6,527 6,535 8 0.12%

2017 Ozark Riverways Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,021 4,028 7 0.17%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,793 3,818 25 0.66%
Three-Roll Set 8,519 8,525 6 0.07%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,140 2,142 2 0.09%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,104 2,108 4 0.19%
Two-Roll Set 6,691 6,698 7 0.10%

2017 Frederick Douglass Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,216 4,219 3 0.07%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,907 3,932 25 0.64%
Three-Roll Set 8,747 8,750 3 0.03%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,310 2,314 4 0.17%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,205 2,209 4 0.18%
Two-Roll Set 6,844 6,847 3 0.04%

2017 Effigy Mounds Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,209 4,212 3 0.07%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,949 3,951 2 0.05%
Three-Roll Set 8,803 8,805 2 0.02%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,322 2,324 2 0.09%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,195 2,196 1 0.05%
Two-Roll Set 6,924 6,924

 

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With the sole exception of 2017, sales of the Kennedy Half Dollar have been increasing steadily year after year since 2011. Since this is apparently one of the Mint’s few moneymakers, I assume we can expect its continued production into the foreseeable future.

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The sales #$ are on a downward slope OC. JFK Half is well past it’s ‘sexiness’ it has been over SIXTY years and about 20 of non-circulating status. A new half or it’s elimination maybe? Try to pay for somehting with one, anyone under 30 has ZERO clue what it even is…. I want a $5 coin the same size…..but I foresee a JFK 100th Anniversary set in 2064 I will be VERY OLD Then……IF I’m lucky ……& live to be 100++

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Chas Barber – Darn, I guess I really have to make a point of reading these articles much more closely and carefully. I mistook that list for one referring to “annual” sales figures, whereas in fact it was only referring to “initial” sales numbers; no wonder I came away with such a completely backwards interpretation of it!

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No worrie$…….

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