We are excited to release the thirty-seventh coin in the CollecTons Keepers program, an exclusive series only offered by CollecTons. CollecTons Keeper #37 in the Series features the 50th Anniversary 2014-W Gold Proof Kennedy Half Dollar, Certified in an Exclusive ANACS Gem Proof Holder.
What makes this coin a Coin Worth Keeping?
The 2014 Gold Proof Half Dollar was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the JFK half dollar and is the first gold half dollar offered by the U.S. Mint. The coin features the original 1964 obverse design by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The coin was produced by the West Point (W) Mint from 3/4 of an ounce of pure 24 karat gold.
Following the sudden death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, officials at the U.S. Mint received numerous requests to strike a coin honoring the late president. Congress and President Lyndon B Johnson quickly passed a law authorizing the production of such a coin. Within months the new Kennedy Half Dollar was designed and minting of the new coin began. Since it's debut in 1964, the JFK half dollar has become a favorite among collectors.
The 2014-W Gold Kennedy Half Dollar has a high relief proof finish. The frosted bust of JFK appears to float on the mirror-like background. Roberts based the bust of Kennedy on a portrait prepared for Kennedy’s Presidential Medal.
The reverse of the coin is based on the Presidential Seal and was designed 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.” Like the circulating Kennedy half dollars, the design is circled by a ring of 50 stars, which gives the Kennedy half dollar the distinction of having more stars than any other U.S. coin ever produced for circulation.
Production of the 50th Anniversary JFK Gold Proof Half-Dollar was limited to just 75,000 pieces!
Mint: West Point
Obverse: Gilroy Roberts
Reverse: Frank Gasparro
Composition: 99.99% Gold
Weight: 0.7500 troy oz.
Diameter: 30.61 mm
What makes the CollecTons Keepers program special? Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACs certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper. Collect one or collect the entire series!