The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today that sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin have been suspended at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Il.
The Mint and the ANA made the decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin and the safety of their own employees.
Sales of other Mint products, including the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, will remain available for purchase at the World’s Fair of Money.
Customers are encouraged to order up to five per household of each product via our website at www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
This announcement follows an earlier one today in which the Mint announced it was suspending sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin at its three retail locations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Denver.
The Following Press Release was issued by the ANA August 7th
Sales Halted In Rosemont For New Gold Kennedy Coins
(Rosemont, Illinois) — The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors have jointly announced that sales have been suspended for the John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars at the World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois after today, August 7, 2014.
Earlier today, the Mint announced it had suspended sales at its three retail locations in Philadelphia, Denver and Washington, D.C.
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In its earlier sales suspension statement the Mint explained: “The Mint made this decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin and the safety of its own employees.”
Hundreds of people have lined up outside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont each night since Monday to purchase the new gold coins that have a dual date, 1964-2014, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollars. Sales of the gold coins at the World’s Fair of Money were limited to only 500 coins per day, and only one per customer.
Customers interested in purchasing the gold Kennedy half dollar proof coins are encouraged to visit the Mint’s website (www.usmint.gov) or contact the call center (1-800-USA-MINT), where they can purchase up to five coins per household.
The United States Mint will continue offering other Mint products for sale at the World’s Fair of Money that is open to the public and continues as scheduled through Saturday afternoon, August 9.
Admission to the show on Saturday, August 9, will be free for Free Appraisal Day when the public is invited to bring in their old coins and paper money for complimentary, expert educational appraisals by American Numismatic Association members. Additional information is available online at www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.