Category Archives: Kennedy Half Dollars

A Quick Look at the Silver Clad Kennedy Half Dollar

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS …… [Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the PCGS E-Zine newsletter on March 26, 2013 and has been updated to its current form. —CoinWeek] Talk about an under-appreciated series. The silver-clad Kennedy half dollar has always played second fiddle to its one-off 1964 and 1964-D 90% […]

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The Market for Collecting Modern Key Date Half Dollars: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… It probably comes as no surprise that the three most widely collected United States half dollars are the Walking Liberty, Franklin, and Kennedy half dollars. Below is some information related to the markets for these coins, intended to help collectors make fruitful decisions when adding to or upgrading their collections. […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Overstruck on 1973-S Washington Quarter

Only Known Proof U.S. Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Any U.S. Coin Double Denomination NGC PF 67 Cameo UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This newly discovered and certified Proof Kennedy Half Dollar on a struck Washington Quarter is the only known Kennedy Half Double Denomination on any Proof […]

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Bullion Shark – Collecting Kennedy Half Dollars

  By Bullion Shark LLC …… The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a shock to millions of Americans and people around the world who mourned the passing of the young leader. Within five days of this historic event, U.S. Mint Director Eva Adams authorized work to begin on a […]

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United States Mint begins sales of Kennedy half dollar product options on June 1

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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United States Mint Begins Sales of Kennedy Half Dollar Products June 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options include the following: Coins in both product options are circulating finish, but have never been placed in circulation. The coin rolls are wrapped in United […]

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United States Mint begins sales of Kennedy half dollar product options on June 1

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era. Submitters can request the attribution for applicable coins through NGC’s VarietyPlus® service. Tomaska, a renowned numismatic researcher and […]

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

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The United States Mint (Mint) has updated its product schedule with the on-sale dates for the following numismatic items:

May 18: 2020 — ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site rolls and bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF)
May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK)
May 18: Coin Roll Collector Box (K65)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy half dollar 200-Coin bag — P&D (20KA)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set — P&D (20KB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof $5 gold coin (20CA)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof clad half dollar (20CE)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof silver dollar (20CC)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated $5 gold coin (20CB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated clad half dollar (20CG)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated silver dollar (20CD)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set (20CH)

Press releases will soon be issued with details about these products.

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press
The United States Mint (Mint) has updated its product schedule with the on-sale dates for the following numismatic items:

May 18: 2020 — ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site rolls and bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF)
May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK)
May 18: Coin Roll Collector Box (K65)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy half dollar 200-Coin bag — P&D (20KA)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set — P&D (20KB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof $5 gold coin (20CA)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof clad half dollar (20CE)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof silver dollar (20CC)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated $5 gold coin (20CB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated clad half dollar (20CG)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated silver dollar (20CD)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set (20CH)

Press releases will soon be issued with details about these products.

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873

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No FG Kennedy Half Dollars – What Are They & What Are They Worth?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Kennedy half dollars are among the most popular United States coins, offering a wide variety of common dates, conditional rarities, and notable varieties. Among these varieties are the No FG Kennedy half dollars, which lack the “FG” initials of the coin’s reverse designer Frank Gasparro. No FG Kennedy half […]

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High-value “cherrypicker” coins take the stage at the ANA National Money Show

Cherrypickers’ Guide volume editor Larry Briggs, author Bill Fivaz, associate editor Brandon Hall, and publisher Dennis Tucker at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020.
Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, and Dennis Tucker, publisher at Whitman Publishing, along with Whitman Associate Editor Brandon Hall, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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2020 United States Mint Proof Set available February 27

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Washington — The 2020 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 20RG) will be available for purchase starting on February 27 at noon EST

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The Franklin Mint’s legacy for modern numismatics

The since-demolished Franklin Mint Museum next to the former headquarters in Wawa, Pennsylvania.
By Louis Golino
On December 21, Joseph Segel, a lifelong entrepreneur, best known for starting two iconic businesses, the Franklin Mint and QVC home shopping network, among other businesses, died at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure in Gladwyne, PA

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2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set to be released on January 3, 2020

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On January 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon (ET) the Mint will release its first two products of the new year: The 2020 Birth Set (2oRD) and the 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set (20RE)

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U.S. Mint sales report update: December 16, 2019

As many have eventually come to learn, the United States Mint’s cumulative sales figures have not been updated weekly on the Mint’s website since November 3, 2019. Thankfully, an update to sales figures between November 3 to December 16 has just been released

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The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar: A Key Coin Turns 50

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ….. The 1970-D Kennedy half dollar is one of the most underrated of all modern United States coins. Marking the end of an era, it was the last of all circulating-issue United States coinage made with a silver composition. And even though the 1970-D Kennedy half dollar was issued only […]

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Coin Finds: Coin Collecting Partner

I have what I consider a disappointing coin find. I collect Kennedy half dollars and for the last few years, I have been buying uncirculated rolls.  This year I bought my usual two sets and was breaking one set for gifts and resale when I discovered that the reverse of the Denver half was deplorable

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set to be released on October 17 at noon

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On October 17 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (19RC)

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2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set to be released on October 17 at noon

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On October 17 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (19RC)

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries sets record for most valuable modern U.S. coin

Santa Ana, California (August 28, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68

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United States Mint releases 2019 ornaments on August 13

On August 13 at 12 noon (ET), the United States Mint will release two ornaments which both incorporate Uncirculated Kennedy half dollars. The first, the 2019 Mighty Minters ornament (19XC), features the Mighty Minters Eli, Layla, Timothy, and Kendra

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United States Mint releases 2019 ornaments on August 13

On August 13 at 12 noon (ET), the United States Mint will release two ornaments which both incorporate Uncirculated Kennedy half dollars. The first, the 2019 Mighty Minters ornament (19XC), features the Mighty Minters Eli, Layla, Timothy, and Kendra

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Mint providing replacement sleeve for 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set

All Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Half Dollar Sets were assembled with an error on the product sleeve. The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) of the Kennedy half dollar

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United States Mint annual set of Uncirculated coins goes on sale

Latest set is the third to include premium penny from West Point
Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 19RJ) went on sale starting on May 14 at noon (EDT).
This annual collector favorite contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver

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United States Mint annual set of Uncirculated coins goes on sale

Latest set is the third to include premium penny from West Point
Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 19RJ) went on sale starting on May 14 at noon (EDT).
This annual collector favorite contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver

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Whitman Publishing holds Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga

Left to right: Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker; Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz; professional numismatist Larry Briggs; and Whitman associate editor Brandon C. Hall, at SEGS Grading Service headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2019

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Whitman Publishing holds Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga

Left to right: Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker; Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz; professional numismatist Larry Briggs; and Whitman associate editor Brandon C. Hall, at SEGS Grading Service headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2019

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United States Mint Opens Sales of Kennedy Half Dollar Products

The United States Mint is now accepting orders for collectible bags and rolls of 2019 Kennedy half dollar coins. The Mint began producing the Kennedy half dollar in 1964 to commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s life following his assassination in 1963. This coin is available for purchase in the following options: All product options contain […]

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United States Mint opens sales of Kennedy half dollar product options

Washington — The United States Mint is now accepting orders for collectible bags and rolls of 2019 Kennedy half dollar coins.
The Mint began producing the Kennedy half dollar in 1964 to commemorate President John F

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Rare 1964 Kennedy half dollar sets $108,000 world record price at Heritage Auctions

Sale of special Mint set example smashes $47,000 record April 25 in Chicago
Dallas, Texas (April 29, 2019) — A 1964 Kennedy half dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction of rare U.S

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The Great American Coin Hunt is underway: Check your pocket change this week!

The Great American Coin Hunt is now fully underway as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the phenomenon

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The Great American Coin Hunt is underway: Check your pocket change this week!

The Great American Coin Hunt is now fully underway as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the phenomenon

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United States Mint 2019 Silver Proof Set available on April 17 and will include Lincoln penny with “W” mint mark

On April 17 at noon (ET), the United States Mint is set to release the 2019 Silver Proof Set. The 2019 Silver Proof Set will contain 10 coins from the San Francisco Mint

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United States Mint 2019 Silver Proof Set available on April 17 and will include Lincoln penny with “W” mint mark

On April 17 at noon (ET), the United States Mint is set to release the 2019 Silver Proof Set. The 2019 Silver Proof Set will contain 10 coins from the San Francisco Mint

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United States Mint releases second new youth-oriented product today

Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Explore and Discover Coin Set (product code 19XGB) is now available for purchase. This is the second of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering this year

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United States Mint releases second new youth-oriented product

Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Explore and Discover Coin Set (product code 19XGB) is now available for purchase. This is the second of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering this year

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United States Mint Rocketship now available for purchase

Washington — The nation’s coin maker began accepting orders for the United States Mint Rocketship (product code 19XGC) on February 28 at noon EST. This is the first of three new products for kids the United States Mint is releasing in 2019

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United States Mint announces new products for young collectors

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce a new family of youth products in 2019 — the Mint’s first new youth products in five years.
There will be three new products for kids in 2019, featuring the Mighty Minters — Kendra, Timothy, Sophie, Lina, Alex, Eli and Layla

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United States Mint announces new products for young collectors

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce a new family of youth products in 2019 — the Mint’s first new youth products in five years.
There will be three new products for kids in 2019, featuring the Mighty Minters — Kendra, Timothy, Sophie, Lina, Alex, Eli and Layla

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Professional Numismatists Guild: Record Prices in 2018 U.S. Rare Coin Market

Dealers organization estimates the U.S. rare coin market was over $4 billion in 2018 Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion dollar United States rare coin market during 2018, according to a year-end tabulation conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top […]

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2018-W American Palladium Eagle Proof: Collectors vs. speculators

The 2018 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Proof coin.
By Louis Golino
The most eagerly anticipated coin of the year, the 2018-W American Palladium Eagle Proof one-ounce coin, was launched by the U

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2018-W American Palladium Eagle Proof: Collectors vs. speculators

The 2018 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Proof coin.
By Louis Golino
The most eagerly anticipated coin of the year, the 2018-W American Palladium Eagle Proof one-ounce coin, was launched by the U

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The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty halves, […]

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NGC special label for San Francisco silver Reverse Proof set

The coins will be encapsulated with a special pedigree and San Francisco label at no additional charge.
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NGC special label for San Francisco silver Reverse Proof set

The coins will be encapsulated with a special pedigree and San Francisco label at no additional charge.
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The San Francisco Mint’s 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set to go on sale July 23

On July 23 at noon (ET), the San Francisco Mint’s 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set (18XC) will go on sale on the Mint’s website. The set commemorates the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Mint producing Proof coinage and features two lenses

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The San Francisco Mint’s 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set to go on sale July 23

On July 23 at noon (ET), the San Francisco Mint’s 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set (18XC) will go on sale on the Mint’s website. The set commemorates the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Mint producing Proof coinage and features two lenses

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Special product marking 50 years of Proof coin production at the San Francisco Mint available on July 23

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 San Francisco Mint Silver Reverse Proof Set (product code 18XC) on July 23 at noon EDT. The Mint is issuing this set to mark the 50th anniversary of Proof coin production at the San Francisco Mint

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Third Edition of Whitman’s Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars expanded with new research and market analysis

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and expanded new third edition of A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, by professional numismatist Rick Tomaska. The 320-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on May 8, 2018, for $19

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Q&A: Do some Kennedy half dollars show where President Kennedy was hit by the assassin’s bullet?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q: A friend told me the slight bulge along the line of Kennedy’s neck on the half-dollar is intended to represent the point at which the bullet from the assassin’s rifle hit our late president. Is that true?
A: Absolutely not

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What happened to Kennedy half dollars?

On March 20, 2018, the United States Mint began its sale of 2018 Kennedy half dollar product options which include a 200-coin bag (product code 18KA) and a two-roll set (product code 18KB). These product options possess either the “D” or “P” mint mark, given their mint of origin, and what the Mint calls a “circulating finish” — though they have never been in circulation, and are available only through the Mint’s numismatic sales

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What happened to Kennedy half dollars?

On March 20, 2018, the United States Mint began its sale of 2018 Kennedy half dollar product options which include a 200-coin bag (product code 18KA) and a two-roll set (product code 18KB). These product options possess either the “D” or “P” mint mark, given their mint of origin, and what the Mint calls a “circulating finish” — though they have never been in circulation, and are available only through the Mint’s numismatic sales

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U.S. Mint Begins Sales of Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options March 20

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for collectible bags and rolls of 2018 Kennedy Half Dollar coins on March 20 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options and their prices are as follows: All product options contain circulating finish Kennedy Half Dollars from the Denver Mint and the Philadelphia Mint facilities that […]

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Q&A: Do Mercury and Roosevelt dimes display references to paganism and Joseph Stalin?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q: Can you explain the contradiction of the Mercury dime bearing both the portrait of a pagan god and a motto stating national trust in the Christian God?
A: There is no contradiction. “Mercury dime” is a misnomer, for the ancient god Mercury is not depicted on the coin

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Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins Next Big March Release from U.S. Mint

By CoinWeek …. The big release this month from the United States Mint is the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Program. Available for order starting at noon Eastern Time on Thursday, March 15, the program is perhaps most notable for including the Mint’s first-ever pink gold coin. Of course, the Mint is offering more than […]

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Groundbreaking Research Leads to New Rick Tomaska Book on Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing …… I first met Rick Tomaska (virtually, through email and phone conversations) in the early weeks of 2005, not long after I came aboard as publisher at Whitman Publishing. Editorial work was under way on the 59th edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s […]

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“Tried, tested, and true”—Rick Tomaska is the perfect author for a book on Franklin and Kennedy half dollars

I first met Rick Tomaska (virtually, through email and phone conversations) in the early weeks of 2005, not long after I came aboard as publisher at Whitman Publishing. Editorial work was underway on the 59th edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular “Red Book”), and Rick shared his knowledge of Special Mint Sets, cameo designations, and coin pricing

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U.S. half dollars featured in new Whitman Publishing Search & Save book

(Pelham, Alabama) — The sixth volume in Whitman Publishing’s library of collector book-albums is Search & Save: Half Dollars, is available now for $9.95 retail from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide as well as online

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United States Mint releases annual special occasion coin sets on January 11

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 versions of its popular special occasion sets starting on January 11, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Designed to celebrate the arrival of a newborn, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (product code 18RD) features teddy-bear themed packaging with gender neutral colors

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The 2018 United States Mint Birth Set will be available for purchase on January 11 at noon

On January 11, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (18RD) will go on sale at noon on the Mint’s website for the seventh year in a row. This set of coins is ideal for celebrating any upcoming births in 2018

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The 1964 U.S. Proof and Uncirculated Sets heralded the first Kennedy half dollars

Given the fact that we are now celebrating the centenary anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the first sets from the Mint to include the Kennedy half dollar: the 1964 U

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The 1964 U.S. Proof Set heralded the first Kennedy half dollar

Given the fact that we are now celebrating the centenary anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the first Mint Set to include the Kennedy half dollar

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U.S. Mint News – Trump Nominates David Ryder as 39th Mint Director

Household order limits also lifted on the Mint’s 2017 Silver Proof Set By CoinWeek News Staff …. In a press release dating from from October 5, the White House announced that President Trump has nominated David J. Ryder for the position of Director of the United States Mint, a role that officially has went unfilled […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXII Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek ….. Handpicked high-eye-appeal U.S. coins are the hallmark of Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) and on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 515 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXII Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare in […]

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses […]

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United States 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was the last of the regular-strike silver-clad half dollars and the last Kennedy half intended for circulation that contained any silver at all. Its release took collectors by surprise, as it was available only in mint sets that year. The United States Mint didn’t publicize this fact, and […]

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U.S. Mint News – Kennedy Half Dollar Product Sales Begin Feb. 22

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for collectable bags and rolls of 2017 Kennedy half dollar coins February 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options and their prices are as follows: All product options contain Kennedy half dollars with a circulating finish from the Denver Mint and the Philadelphia Mint that […]

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First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint recently added several new products to their online schedule for the month of February. First up are rolls and bags for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful quarter. These Mint products–representing the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints–will be available for order on […]

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The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty halves, […]

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U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

The 2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 16RC) will be available for purchase beginning on November 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $139.95, this set includes the following proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Shawnee […]

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Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that captures the imagination of young and old. In what other hobby will you find yourself immersed in art, economics, history and science? Think about it. To understand the meaning behind the design of a quarter pulled from […]

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Rare 1964 SMS Kennedy Half Dollar Sells for $47K

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A 1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy half dollar recently turned heads when it was offered by Heritage Auctions during the September 7-11, 2016 Long Beach Expo U.S. Signature Auction. Trading for $47,000 USD, the coin listed as Lot #5545 became the first 1964 Special Mint Set (SMS) Kennedy half […]

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Coin Grading – New Norman Rockwell Labels from NGC

Offered exclusively for NGC Collectors Society members, these Norman Rockwell labels are available only until June 30 or while supplies last Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created two special certification labels featuring portraits by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell. These labels show Rockwell’s portraits of presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, which […]

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The “Other” Monty Hall Problem: Disappearing Half Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. I enjoy viewing old TV game shows. I grew up seeing guys like Bert Convy, Bob Barker, and Jim Perry wheel and deal with contestants for prizes like new cars, fine jewelry, and fancy computers with 64 kilobytes of RAM (it was the eighties). I also enjoy watching older […]

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US Mint To Remove Household Limits on 50th Anniversary Kennedy Sets

The United States Mint has announced that they will be lifting the household ordering limits on the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set and Silver Coin Collection effective Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM.
This year, the US Mint created three separate products to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar

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Procedures for Puchasing Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at ANA Convention

The American Numismatic Association has announced public safety procedures for those who will seek to purchase the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois on August 5-9, 2014.

As covered in this previous post, the United States Mint will have 2,500 of the eagerly anticipated gold coins at the convention, with 500 coins made available for purchase each day

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US Mint Shares Plans for Launch of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Products

During a conference call held this morning, Marc Landry, the United States Mint’s Acting Associate Director of Sales & Marketing, shared some details on the Mint’s plans for the launch of the upcoming 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. These details provide collectors with a better idea of what to expect when the coins go on sale

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