Gold and Silver Bullion Storage at the West Point Mint

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As a break from the string of Gold Kennedy Half Dollar posts, I wanted to complete the series of articles from my tour of the West Point Mint. This final article takes a look inside a bullion storage department containing newly $2 billion in gold and silver. Previous articles from my visit include: Restoring the JFK Portrait for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollars - Coin … [Read More...]

JFK Gold Coin Sales Rise to 61,700

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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: Day One Day Two Total Online/Call … [Read More...]

Opening Day JFK Gold Coin Sales Reach 56,694

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The United States Mint has provided the first day sales figure for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. Already exceeding the initial production quantity, orders across all channels have reached 56,694 coins. A breakdown of sales by channel was provided as follows: Online/Call Center Sales: 54,825 ANA: 493 Mint Headquarters: 376 Philadelphia: … [Read More...]

2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins

Gold Kennedy Half Dollar

Today, August 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. This will represent the second of three special numismatic products issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. The Kennedy Half Dollar was launched in 1964 to memorialize President John F. Kennedy following his assassination. The … [Read More...]

Producing 24 Karat Gold and Reverse Proof Silver Kennedy Half Dollars

Reverse Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Dies

Ahead of next week's big launch for the latest 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar product, I wanted to share some photos from my recent visit to the West Point Mint which showcase the production of the 24 karat gold proof and reverse proof silver coins. For an in depth look at the full range of activities involved in the coin production process at the West Point Mint, please check out my … [Read More...]

Over the Counter Limit for Gold JFK Coin Reduced to One Per Customer

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The United States Mint has just announced a change to the over-the-counter ordering limit for the upcoming 2014 50th Anniversary 24 Karat Gold Proof Kennedy Half Dollars. Rather than the previously indicated limit or two per customer, purchases will be limited to just one per customer. The ordering limit for internet and phone orders will remain at five coins per household. In announcing … [Read More...]

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Selections

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The United States Mint has announced the design selections for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters. As in the past, I will showcase the design selections and also mention the recommendations that had been offered by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). The five coins to be issued for the upcoming year will feature the following … [Read More...]

First Look at 2014 Proof Platinum Eagle Design

2014 Proof Platinum Eagle Coin Dies

While visiting the West Point Mint, I was able to get an early look at the design for the upcoming 2014 Proof Platinum Eagle. The coin will represent the final release within the six issue design series highlighting the core concepts of American democracy as found in the Preamble to the Constitution. The previous releases of the series have featured the concepts To Form a More Perfect Union … [Read More...]

Procedures for Purchasing Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at ANA Convention

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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 gold coins at the convention, with 500 coins made … [Read More...]

2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set

Baseball Young Collectors Set

Today, July 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began sales of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set. This special product contains information geared towards younger collectors and includes an uncirculated example of the clad half dollar from the commemorative coin program. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins originally went on sale … [Read More...]