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.
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.