Sales of the 2011 Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls will begin at the US Mint on February 15, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET.
A 200-coin bag will be available, which includes 100 coins each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The bag is marked with the date, mint marks “P” and “D”, and the $100 face value. The US Mint price is $134.95, which represents an increase of $4.00 from last year’s price.
The available two-roll set will include one 20-coin roll each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. A change has been made to the wrapper design. Previously it was blue colored and included an image of the coin’s obverse. The new wrappers seem to just include “2011 Kennedy Half Dollar $10” and the mint mark. Perhaps the US Mint’s new logo also appears on the other side. Pricing is $34.95 per two roll set, representing an increase of $2 from the previous year.
This will be the tenth year that the half dollar denomination has not been issued for circulation, but only distributed through numismatic products. The production levels for Kennedy Half Dollars from 2002-2011 are shown below.
2002-2011 Kennedy Half Dollars
*Production for the year to date.
Although these mintages are low when compared to other circulating coins, the thing to remember is that virtually the entire amount was originally distributed to coin collectors or coin dealers. With this kind of targeted distribution at a premium to face value, the coins are much more likely to remain available when compared to coins that were broadly distributed for circulation.
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