2017 Kenndy Half Dollar Coins Now Available


The US Mint has released, as of February 22nd 2017, it's 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar uncirculated numismatic products.

USA 2015 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Obverse

USA 2015 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Obverse

These are the 200 coin bags and the 40 coin two roll sets for both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. These all contain regular business strike coins, that were captured and packaged specifically for collectors before the coins were able to enter circulation. Because the coins were never placed into circulatiom and are sold as numismatic products they come at a slight premium.

USA 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar 200-Coin Bags

USA 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar 200-Coin Bags

The 200 coin bags are comprised of 100 half dollar coins bearing the “P” mintmark from the Philadelphia Mint and another 100 Kennedy halfs bearing the “D” mintmark from the Denver Mint, for a total of 200 coins per bag. The bag is marked with the words “U.S. Mint”, “KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS” and “$100.00” for the issuer, coin type and face value of it's contents.

USA 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Rolls

USA 2017 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Rolls

The Two coin rolls contains 40 Kennedy Half Dollar coins. One roll of 20 for each of the Denver and Philadelphia Mints. Each coin roll is wrapped in United States Mint paper coin wrap marked with a "P" or "D" for its mint of origin and "$10" for its face value.

The obverse of the Kennedy half dollar features the original 1964 design of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the inscriptions "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2017".

USA Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Reverse

USA Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Reverse

 The reverse design is based on the Presidential seal and consists of a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast holding a symbolic olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows. A ring of 50 stars surrounds the design with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "HALF DOLLAR".

These products have no order or strict production limit placed on them, so final mintage figures will likely only be available after the Mint's final annual report is delivered in 2018. The coin rolls are being sold for $32.95 per two roll set, and the 200 coin bags are priced at $139.95 per bag.

The coins are now available to order directly from the US Mint website. The Kennedy half dollar coin from the San Francisco mint will only be available to order as part of the 2017 annual proof set, which is expected to be released by the end of March 2017.

 

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