The United States mint has not produced Kennedy half dollars for distribution to banks in over 10 years. Therefore you will not be able to get them from your local bank. The only way you will be able to acquire the 2012 issue of the Kennedy half dollar is to either buy them directly from the mint or from your favorite coin dealer (if he happens to have them). Unfortunately, you will not be able to buy them directly from the mint individually either. You'll have to buy them in either a 20 coin rolls (one roll from the Philadelphia mint and one from the Denver mint) or 100 coin bags. This year, the mint has only produced 1.7 million coins at the Philadelphia mint and only 1.8 million coins at the Denver mint. This is one of the lowest production quantities in years. You may want to think about purchasing the two roll set and putting them away as an investment.
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