24-hour line-ups for Kennedy half-dollars

Hundreds of people are lining up 24 hours in advance outside of a Chicago convention center to buy a gold Kenney half dollar at this year’s World’s Fair of Money. While supplies last, the United States Mint is selling at the show for the first time anywhere the new dual-dated 1964-2014 President John F. Kennedy half dollar struck in gold. Only 500 gold Kennedy half dollars are being sold per day at the show, with a limit of one per person, on a first-come, first served basis. “Money is history you can hold in your hands. Every coin and every piece of paper money ever made has a story to tell about people, places or events,” said Walter Ostromecki, President of the Congressionally-chartered, 25,000 member American Numismatic Association. The World’s Fair of Money is in Hall A of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., in Rosemont, Ill. Public hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m through Friday, and closes at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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