2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Set

Today, September 3, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Set, which is an educational product targeted towards children.

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The set includes one 2013-P Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin incorporated into an informational folder that highlights key milestones and accomplishments in Roosevelt’s life. This content is indicated as appropriate for 8-12 year olds. An 11-page activity book is also included, which features puzzles and games. Once completed, children can scan a QR Code or access a provided URL to check their answers.

Priced at $9.95 each, the sets carry a product limit of 20,000 units.

The US Mint continues to offer free standard shipping for domestic website orders, eliminating the usual $4.95 cost. The US Mint’s new shopping cart and check out process has also gone live as of August 30.

A Second Special Set for Theodore Roosevelt

Earlier in the year, the US Mint had mentioned that two special sets would be issued incorporating the Theodore Roosevelt Dollar. The first was described as aimed towards young collectors or beginners, while the second would be a more upscale product. Today’s release is clearly the former, so there is still a second set to look forward to.

As mentioned in a previous post, the upscale product was described as including either the proof or uncirculated version of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar, along with a Roosevelt Medal based on the designs from Presidential series which is shown above. The medal would be struck in either bronze or silver. While the bronze versions of the medal have been offered previously, a silver version would seem to be a first.

Final details of the product have not yet been provided, although it was recently described as a “three-piece set.” If I can obtain any additional information, I will provide to readers as soon as available.

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  1. fmtransmitter says

    Question? I have two colorized 1999 SE’s. Was not collecting then, got them for a good price. Seems these are undesirable. Were these issued by the US Mint that year? Also, if not, how do they get colorized? Thanks in advance..

  2. VA Bob says

    FM the US mint has never issued colorize coins. A third party did the color work. Collectors see these as altered coins.

  3. Smiledon says

    They may be laser engraved. I have several coins that had that done, and I never got anymore since. 1999 seemed to be the year that technique was introduced. The ones I have are hologram in nature. I have a painted 1998 ASE, but I never got anymore.

  4. KEITHSTER says

    Sorry chickened out and gave them the landlord’s money he’ll have to wait the two weeks till next payday! As I had to wait so long for these sets hope he don’t mind to much but did’nt want to lose them.Customer service said the length of time they would hold varies but without the why’s or whats so sorry can’t help you there but she said mine will be shipped 24 to 48hrs after she took the hold off. so thanks to all. Did pickup 4 rolls of the D McHenrey’s from the bank yesterday not that impressed but might get a few more too high of mintage you know but some kid 100yr’s from now will be impressed 🙂 Thanks and good luck all. :>

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