After the second day of availability, sales for the United States Mint’s 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins have risen to 61,700. This amount is up by about 5,006 pieces from the opening day sales total of 56,694.
A breakdown of sales by channel for the first and second day of sales is shown below:
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Following the strong early sales for the product and continued intense interest at the four retail locations, the United States Mint has made an announcement regarding production plans and availability at certain locations.
The Mint indicated that they have the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 of the 50th Anniversary Gold Proof Kennedy Half Dollars and will continue to produce additional raw materials in order to fulfill all demand for the product.
Deputy Director Dick Peterson said, “The Mint is very proud to have produced over 40,000 of these beautiful coins. We will continue to produce 6,000 of the coins per week for the next several weeks and continue to assess demand. We are committed to maximizing access to these products.”
The Mint announced that they are suspending sales of the gold proof half dollars at their retail locations in Philadelphia, Denver, and Washington, DC after August 7. The decision was made to ensure the safety of those waiting to purchase the coin and the Mint’s own employees. Previous plans had called for 500 coins to be made available initially at each location, followed by an additional 100 coins per location for the following three days.
Sales will continue as planned at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The Mint had previously announced plans to offer 2,500 of the coins for sale at the venue, with 500 coins made available per day.
Update: The US Mint and ANA have just announced the suspension of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the World’s Fair of Money convention in Rosemont, Illinois. Once again, the decision was made to ensure the safety of those seeking to purchase the coins as well as employees. Sales of other US Mint products including the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Doll Uncirculated Coin Set will continue at the US Mint booth at the convention.