The United States Mint announced today that it has all the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 2014 John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars. The Mint will continue to procure additional raw materials in order to fulfill all demand for the coin.
“The Mint is very proud to have produced over 40,000 of these beautiful coins,” said Deputy Director Dick Peterson.
The Mint would continue to produce 6,000 of the coins per week for the next several weeks and continue to assess demand, he said.
“We are committed to maximizing access to these products,” Peterson said.
The United States Mint also announced it has suspended sales of the Kennedy gold half dollars at its three retail locations, Philadelphia, Denver and Washington, D.C., after Aug. 7. The Mint made this decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin and the safety of its own employees. The retail locations will remain open for the purchase of other United States Mint products.
The sale of the Kennedy gold half dollars at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. will continue as planned.
Customers interested in purchasing the coin are encouraged to visit the Mint’s website (www.usmint.gov) or contact the call center (1-800-USA-MINT), where they can purchase up to five coins per household.