The US Mint will begin sales of the 2010 Presidential Dollar Proof Set on February 11, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET. This set will contain proof versions of the Presidential Dollars featuring Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln.
The four coin sets will be priced at $15.95 each. This represents a $1 increase from the price charged for the 2009 set. The product page can be found here, although ordering options won’t be available until the start of sales.
The release date of the 2010 Presidential Dollar Proof Set comes one week before the launch ceremony and circulation release of first coin featuring Millard Fillmore.
If you plan on purchasing all of the 2010 proof coins issued by the US Mint, it has invariably been a much better bargain to wait for the release of the full annual set. The cost of acquiring the separate Presidential Dollar Proof Set and Quarters Proof Set is usually around the same price as purchasing the full 2010 Proof Set, which will contain 14 proof coins.
On the other hand, the separate sets do provide the opportunity to obtain the some of the coins earlier, as the 2010 Proof Set won’t be available until July/August. Additionally, in some cases the separately packaged sets have gained secondary market premiums unrelated to the coins. This has occurred for some of the prior year Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets, but not to any significant extent for any of the Presidential Dollar Proof Sets, which are sold in higher numbers.
When sales of this year’s Presidential Dollar Proof Set begin, it is likely that the US Mint will end sales of the 2009 set. The set is currently available on the US Mint’s website priced at $14.95. As of the last weekly sales report, the US Mint recorded sales of 622,391 units.
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