Today January 29, 2010, the United States Mint began sales of 2010 Kennedy Half Dollar numismatic bags and rolls. As the Kennedy Half Dollar is no longer issued for circulation, this is the only way for collectors to obtain circulation strike examples of this year’s coins.
The obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar depicts a bust of President John F. Kennedy designed by Gilroy Roberts. The reverse of the coin features the Presidential Coat of Arms as designed by Frank Gasparro. This design has been used for the half dollar since 1964, with the exception of 1976 when a special Bicentennial reverse design was used.
The US Mint offers a two roll set of the 2010 Kennedy Half Dollars. Each set consists of one 20-coin roll from the Philadelphia Mint facility and one 20-coin roll from the Denver Mint facility. The rolls are packaged in custom designed wrappers that indicate the face value, date, and mint of origin. The two rolls sets are priced at $32.95.
The US Mint also offers a 200-coin bag of 2010 Kennedy Halves. This bag contains 100 coins from each Mint facility. The canvas bags are sewn at the top and indicate the contents. The bags are priced at $130.95 each.
Later in the year, collectible versions of the 2010 Kennedy Half will also be issued in several of the United States Mint’s annual coin sets.
[Online: US Mint Product Page]