Today, December 17, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. Many collectors have been eagerly awaiting this special set created to honor the 26th President of the United States.
The Mint first made mention of a special set to honor Theodore Roosevelt almost a year ago within their 2012 Annual Report. During the course of the year, further details were revealed indicating that two special sets would be issued. The first was the Presidential Discovery Set released on September 3 and targeted towards young collectors. The second set is the more upscale product released today.
The Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set includes one coin and two medals along with an assortment of educational materials. The coin included in the set is the 2013 Proof Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar. The medals are the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Medal struck in .999 fine silver and the Bald Eagle National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Bronze Medal.
The Silver Presidential Medal is the unique numismatic draw of this offering, as it represents the first time in United States Mint history that the medal has been struck in .999 silver. It has previously been struck in bronze.
Educational materials included in the set consist of a print honoring President Roosevelt’s military service and a booklet highlighting the 26th President’s legacy as a soldier, statesman, and conservationist.
The sets are priced at $57.95 each. There are no stated mintage or product limits, and there is no household ordering limit in place.
The United States Mint has previously issued three other Coin & Chronicles Sets. All of these have been issued for commemorative coin programs. The first set was released in 2005 and honored John Marshall. This was followed by a set in 2006 honoring Benjamin Franklin.
Most recently, a set was released in 2009 featuring Abraham Lincoln, which was extremely popular. The set sold out of a product limit of 50,000 units in about 30 hours, despite a one per household ordering limit.