Kennedy 2014 Half Dollar Gold Coin

John Fitzgerald Kennedy50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Gold Coin
50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Gold Coin

  The 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin is the first gold half dollar offered by the U.S. Mint. Each coin contains 3/4 troy ounce of pure, 24–karat gold and is struck with a proof finish at the U.S. 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. U.S. 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 U.S. 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 “ 3/4 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.

First Gold Half Dollar Offered by the U.S. Mint.
Features the original 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Obverse Design.
Three–Quarter Ounce of Pure, 24–Karat Gold.

Denomination: Half–Dollar.
Quality: Proof.
Composition: 99.99% Gold.
Weight: 0.7500 troy oz.
Diameter: 1.205 inches (30.61 mm).
Edge: Reeded.
Mint: West Point.
Mint Mark: W.
Mintage Limit: 75000.

Kennedy Half Dollar 2014 50th Anniversary Gold Proof Coin

2010 to present Kennedy Half Dollar
The Kennedy Half Dollar continued to be produced exclusively for coin collectors and not released for general circulation during the era from 2010 to present. There would be some excitement in 2014 when special products were issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the series.
  The standard offerings for the half dollar had consisted of circulating quality coins packaged in numismatic bags and rolls. Collectors could purchase the coins directly from the United States Mint at a modest premium to face value. Mintage levels remained low since the coins were only produced in the amount needed to satisfy collector demand.
  Additional numismatic versions of the Kennedy Half Dollar included the standard composition proof as well as a 90% silver proof struck at the San Francisco Mint and carrying the “S” mint mark. Traditionally, these coins were only available within the annual Proof Set and Mint Set. In some years, additional annual sets would incorporate the coins.
  In 2014, the Mint offered three special products to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series. Each of the products contained coins exclusive to the sets, in standard copper-nickel clad, 90% silver, and 24 karat gold compositions. These products also marked the restoration of the original portrait design by Gilroy Roberts.

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar      2011 Kennedy Half Dollar      2012 Kennedy Half Dollar
2013 Kennedy Half Dollar      2014 Kennedy Half Dollar
Kennedy Half Dollar 2014 50th Anniversary Uncirculated Coin Set
Kennedy Half Dollar 2014 50th Anniversary Gold Proof Coin