Circulating 2022 Kennedy Half Dollars Released in Rolls and Bags

Today, May 5, the United States Mint began selling rolls and bags of 2022 John F. Kennedy Half Dollars. Honoring the 35th President of the United States, each coin features a portrait of the former President on one side and a rendition of the Presidential Seal on the other.

The United States Mint is offering circulating editions of 2022 P&D Kennedy Half Dollars

Offered products are a two-roll set (22KB) for $34.50 and a 200-coin bag (22KA) for $147. The set contains one roll of 20 coins from the Denver Mint and one roll of 20 coins from the Philadelphia Mint. The bag holds 100 coins from the Denver Mint and 100 coins from the Philadelphia Mint. All the coins are struck in circulating finishes that have never been released into circulation.

The US Mint started producing Kennedy Half-dollars in 1964, shortly after the assassination of Kennedy. They have been struck annually ever since. Demand for the coins in circulation eventually slowed, generally leading the Mint since 2002 to issue them for just numismatic purposes, like for these roll and bag products. An exception happened last year, when the Federal Reserve ordered millions of the coins for circulation. (Recent mintage for the halves are offered further below.)

Half Dollar Designs

Obverses or heads side of each half-dollar offer Gilroy Roberts’ left-facing portrait of John F. Kennedy.

2022-P Kennedy Half Dollar (obverse)2022-P Kennedy Half Dollar (obverse)

Inscriptions around the portrait include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, the year, and a mintmark — for this specific release, this means a mintmark of either a ‘P’ for the Philadelphia Mint or a ‘D’ for the Denver Mint.

Reverses show Frank Gasparro’s modified Presidential Seal depiction, which features a heraldic eagle with a shield holding an olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows. This design has appeared annually on the halves except in years 1975 and 1976 when it was replaced with an image of the Independence Hall of Philadelphia in celebration of the bicentennial founding of the nation.

2022 Kennedy Half Dollar (reverse)2022 Kennedy Half Dollar (reverse)

Reverse inscriptions read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOLLAR.

2000 – 2022 Circulating Kennedy Half Dollar Mintage

Recent year production figures for circulating Kennedy half-dollars are shown in the table below. As indicated by the chart, 2021 saw a sizable mintage increase as the Federal Reserve ordered, for the first time in many years, millions of the coins for circulation.

Total minutes
2000 42,070,000
2001 40,700,000
2002 5,600,000
2003 5,000,000
2004 5,800,000
2005 7,300,000
2006 4,400,000
2007 4,800,000
2008 3,400,000
2009 3,800,000
2010 3,500,000
2011 3,450,000
2012 3,500,000
2013 9,600,000
2014 4,600,000
2015 4,600,000
2016 4,200,000
2017 4,700,000
2018 5,800,000
2019 3,400,000
2020 5,700,000
2021 13,100,000
2022* 3,200,000

*2022 mintages may not change as half-dollars struck for numismatic purposes are typically produced early in the year. Of course, more may be ordered for circulation which could alter the final total.

As for these specific two-roll sets and 200-coin bags, US Mint sales list the following recent year totals:

  • 2019 two-roll sets – 24,132
  • 2019 200-coin bags – 11,534
  • 2020 two-roll sets – 24,312
  • 2020 200-coin bags – 11,776
  • 2021 two-roll sets – 21,953
  • 2021 200-coin bags – 9,968

Ordering and Limits

Order Kennedy rolls and bags directly from the US Mint’s webpage dedicated to half dollar products.

Product limits of 22,000 of the two-roll sets and 11,000 of the 200-coin bags are listed. No household order limits are in place.

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