If you’re a gold coin collector, August 5th is a date you’ll want to mark on your calendars. August 5th falls during the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Illinois, and starting on that day they will be offering gold Kennedy half dollar coins. Once this information was released to the coin collecting world, event officials expressed concern that the release of the Kennedy coins may create a need for crowd control due to such a large number of people trying to buy the coins simultaneously.
The coins will go on sale at the Mint booth at 11am. At that point only 500 coins will be available to the public so one can see why there may be a mad rush. Enforced crowd control may not be such a bad idea if the $1,277.50 price tag won’t provide enough crowd control.
Will you be in the crowd?