Today March 7, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Coin Set. This will join the four coin proof set containing this year’s Presidential Dollars which went on sale last month.
The new product will include uncirculated examples of each of the four coins struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. This year’s coins feature the 25th to 28th Presidents, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
The obverse design of each coin features a portrait of the President with inscriptions indicating his name, the order of the Presidency, the dates served, and the motto “In God We Trust”. A common reverse design featuring a rendition of the Statue of Liberty appears on all coins. The date, mint mark, and motto “E Pluribus Unum” appear on the edge of the coins.
The eight coins included in the set are packaged in display folder which includes a brief biographical sketch and portrait of each President.
These coins are described as “uncirculated” which has come to mean the brilliant finish used for the various annual uncirculated coin sets. These coins are typically better produced and more carefully handled than the “circulating quality” coins included in the numismatic bags and rolls.
Pricing is $16.95 per set with no product limit and no household ordering limits imposed.
The Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets from the prior two years still remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website. The 2011 set is priced at $19.95 and has sold 72,591 units to date. The 2012 set was priced lower at $16.95 and has sold 74,844 units to date from a stated product limit of 100,000 sets.