Ahead of the start of sales next week on Tuesday, October 28, the United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection.
The eagerly anticipated product will contain four 2014 Kennedy Half Dollars struck in 90% silver and carrying the original 1964 portrait by Gilroy Roberts. The four coins will each be struck at different mint facilities and carry a different finish. A coin struck at West Point will have a reverse proof finish, a coin from Philadelphia will have a proof finish, a coin from San Francisco will have an enhanced uncirculated finish, and a coin from Denver will have an uncirculated finish.
Up until now, the US Mint had not indicated a product limit for the silver coin collection, although a household ordering limit of five sets had been specified. The price will be $99.95 for each collection.
In anticipation of high demand for the launch, the US Mint will have more than 180,000 units immediately available when sales begin on October 28. The collection can be purchased online at catalog.usmint.gov or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT.
Ahead of this major product release, the US Mint has once again asked customers to log into their online account to reset their password if they have not already done so. After the launch of the US Mint’s new retail website and order management system on October 1, a password reset was required for all existing customers.
Updates on Other 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Products
A product limit of 200,000 units has now been established for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. This product originally went on sale July 24, 2014 and contains clad composition half dollars from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints struck with an uncirculated finish and bearing the original 1964 portrait design.
The product experienced opening day sales of 68,974 units, which has since risen to 134,631 units as of the latest weekly sales report. The set remains available for sale priced at $9.95 per set. An ordering limit of five sets per household remains in place.
There has also been a change to the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin, which went on sale August 5, 2014. This coin is struck in 99.99% gold with a weight of three-quarters of an ounce, carries the original obverse portrait design, a dual date of “1964-2014”, and an inscription indicating the precious metal weight and purity on the reverse.
The product reached opening day sales of 56,694, but sales slowed considerably after the opening weekend. The most recent sales report shows cumulative sales of 64,303 for the product. Initially, there had been an ordering limit of five coins per household.
Effective October 14, 2014, the US Mint removed the household ordering limit. So far, this move seems to have had little effect on sales. The product does not carry a mintage limit.