Each coin contains ¾ troy ounce of pure, 24-karat gold and is struck with a proof finish at the United States Mint at West Point, New York.
The raised Kennedy profile is frosted and appears to float on the mirror-like background.
The coins are encapsulated and packaged in a single custom-designed, brown mahogany hardwood presentation case with removable coin well and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Obverse: A portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the youngest-ever-elected president. United States Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts based this profile on a portrait prepared for Kennedy’s presidential medal.Reverse: Based on the Presidential Seal and was created by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Frank Gasparro. It consists of a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast holding a symbolic olive branch and bundle of 13 arrows. It features the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HALF DOLLAR and ¾ OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD. A ring of 50 stars surrounds the design, which gives this coin the distinction of having more stars than any other U.S. coin ever produced for circulation.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar, the United States Mint will offer its first-ever gold half-dollar.
It features the original 1964 obverse (heads) design created by United States Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts with a special 1964-2014 inscription.
An initial inventory of 40,000 coins will be available for sale on August 5 through various sales channels. The United States Mint will evaluate sales activity during the first week and make adjustments to its production schedule accordingly.
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Content||.9999 Fine Gold (23.328 grams)|
|Diameter||1.205 inches ( 30.61 mm)|
|Weight||0.7500 troy oz.|
|Thickness||0.085 inch (2.16 mm)|
Purchasing: The household order limit (via Web site and phone orders) is five (5) units. Order limit at retail sites and other venues is one (1) unit.
Note: mail orders are not accepted because of the variability of pricing in the precious metal markets.
On Sale Date: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of August 5, 2014, at noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
Credit Card: If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Shipping: Please allow approximately one to two (1-2) weeks for shipping of in-stock products.