Film: 7885

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

11.2.64 - Philadelphia, U.S.A. - The first John F. Kennedy half-dollar coins have been struck at the mints in Philadelphia and Denver. Close up of coins being stamped by pressing machine in the mint in Philadelphia. Both sides of the coin. More shots of the money being made. New coins being poured into a container.
24.3.64 - Washington, U.S.A. - The Kennedy half-dollar coin goes on sale. Queues outside the Treasury in Washington. Woman buying a roll of half-dollar coins from a man behind the counter which is protected by bars. More queue shots. Close up of fingers playing with the new coins. Close up of U.S. dollars changing hands for the new half-dollar coin. Black man in queue with whites.


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