John F. Kennedy Centenary of Birth

Saturday, 8 April 2017  |  Gareth

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also called 'JFK", was born in May 1917 in Massachusetts and spent the first 10 years of his life in Boston till his family transferred to the Bronx where he spent his intermediate school years. Kennedy later on went on to study at the London School of Economics and Harvard University which laid the structures of his political career. The Kennedy family was an extremely well established US political household and produced a president, three senators and multiple other politicians.

JFK was the 35th President of the USA and served from January 1961 till his assassination on 22nd November 1963. Regardless of his relatively short service he was exceptionally influential and promoted for liberty home and abroad. Kennedy administered during some very pivotal events consisting of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs invasion, the nuclear test ban treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, advancements in the Space Race, the structure of the Berlin Wall, the Trade Expansion Act to decrease tariffs, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Bullion coins are a very attractive purchase due to their intrinsic metal value and a bullion with a proof surface is more appealing still! Pobjoy Mint have based the image of JFK on the coin on a medal crafted by the worldwide well-known medallist Paul Vincze, a Hungarian artist who excels at portraiture. Pobjoy Mint have struck this coin in reserves proof which means the effigies on each side have been struck in reverse proof with a frosted background.

The obverse features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II developed by and exclusive to Pobjoy makings Pobjoy Mint coins special. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this coin there are just 50,000 issued in bullion fine silver each weighing 1 troy oz.

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