Today, February 12, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2015 Kennedy Half Dollars. These coins feature the restored original 1964 Gilroy Roberts image of President Kennedy.
Last year, standard recurring numismatic products including the Kennedy Half Dollar had used the modified modern portrait of President Kennedy. Later in the year, the US Mint underwent the process of restoring the original obverse portrait design for use on the coins included in the three special 50th anniversary products. Beginning this year, the restored portrait will be used across all numismatic products.
The products available today include 2015 Kennedy Half Dollars struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities, bearing the “P” and “D” mint marks respectively.
A two roll set includes one 20-coin roll from each mint and is priced at $32.95 per set. The coins come in US Mint branded wrappers that include the “P” or “D” mint mark of origin along with the “$10” face value.
A 200-coin bag is also available containing 100 coins from each mint, priced at $139.95 per bag. The mint sewn bags are marked with the “P” and “D” mint marks and the “$100” face value.
There are no product limits or household ordering limits indicated. Earlier this week, the US Mint released circulating coin production figures for January, showing 2.3 million half dollars struck each at Philadelphia and Denver. As is always the case, the US Mint may strike additional coins at any time during the calendar year.
Last year’s 2014 Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls have sold out, even as the higher profile 2014 50th anniversary products remain available for sale. Last year, production for circulating quality half dollars was 2.5 million pieces at Philadelphia and 2.1 million pieces at Denver. Last reported sales were 30,331 of the two roll sets and 12,967 of the 200-coin bags.