The United States Mint has started accepting orders for circulating quality 2013 Kennedy Half Dollars, packaged in bags and rolls.
The Kennedy Half Dollar was introduced in 1964 and features a portrait of President John F. Kennedy designed by Gilroy Roberts on the obverse. The reverse of the coin features a heraldic eagle based on the Presidential Seal, designed by Frank Gasparro. Since 2002, the half dollar denomination has not been minted for general circulation. Rather the United States Mint has only produced the limited number of coins necessary to meet demand from collectors.
The United States Mint is offering the 2013 Kennedy Half Dollars in either a 200-coin bag or a two roll set. The bags contain 100 coins each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. Each bag is sewn closed with a tag indicating the date, mint marks, and face value. the price for each bag is $139.95.
The two roll sets include one 20-coin roll each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The rolls are packaged in wrappers which include the date, mint mark, and face value of the coins. Each two roll set is priced at $32.95.
The US Mint indicates that these bags and rolls will remain on sale for one year from the original on-sale date of June 20, 2013, or until inventory is depleted prior to the one year time frame.
For the year to date, the Mint indicates that 1.7 million of the circulating quality 2013 Kennedy Half Dollars have been struck at each the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.