The U.S. Mint reduced from two coins to one the number of proof gold Kennedy half dollars that buyers could purchase at its booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9.
This limit reduction also applies to the Mint’s other over-the-counter sales points at the Denver and Philadelphia Mints and at its headquarters.
Online buyers are unaffected. The limit of five coins per household was retained. Sales were to begin at noon Eastern Daylight Time Aug. 5.
The Mint is to sell 500 coins per day for each of the ANA convention days, or 2,500 coins in all.
Some 40,000 gold Kennedy coins were on hand as sales began online and around the country. More can be produced if demand warrants.
Initial price for the proof gold Kennedy coin is $1,240. This is subject to change as the price of gold bullion fluctuates, according to the Mint’s weekly grid pricing system.