2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Cover

Yesterday, September 10, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Cover. This represented the 32nd release within the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin Cover

Following the format of the series, each cover contains two 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollars sourced from the first day of production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This occurred on March 5, 2014 at Philadelphia and on April 14, 2014 at Denver.

The two circulating quality $1 coins are mounted within an illustrated envelope bearing A Flag for All Seasons stamp with a postmark of September 10, 2014, Hyde Park, NY. This represents the location of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, where the Presidential Library and Museum is also located.

Each cover is priced at $19.95. The product line is available through the US Mint’s Online Subscription Program. Orders placed through the program are eligible for a discounted price of $17.95 per cover.

The US Mint has established a product limit of 25,000 units for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Cover. This is higher than the 20,000 limit established for the other three releases of this year featuring Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.

For the initial years of the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover series from 2007 to 2008, the product limit was 50,000 units per release. The limit was lowered to 40,000 for the 2009 releases, then 32,000 for the 2010 releases (except for Abraham Lincoln at 37,000). The 2011 and 2012 releases had a limit of 22,000, followed by a limit of 20,000 for the 2013 and 2013 releases (except for Theodore Roosevelt at 22,000 and now Franklin D. Roosevelt at 25,000).

All of the covers going back to the 2009 William Henry Harrison release remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website with the sole exception of the Abraham Lincoln cover, which sold out near the maximum production level.

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  1. gary says

    Nope. I can remember that at one time First Day of issue coin covers were kind of interesting. It is a cheap collectable at least but most seem to end up in flea market bins or more probably, the coins are popped out and spent.

  2. Boz says

    These cannot even be spent it seems. Rare is the retailer who will accept them without a big annoying argument. And the new ones cost more than a buck so even if somebody takes it the spender is out the premium.

  3. gary says

    @Boz… Not for crafty kids who come across these things in the back of a closet. LOL When Dad decides to bequeath these he may discover only the grinning President’s printed picture and empty sockets where the coins had been! If these are bought for kids, better to give them chocolate coins & sell the foil wrappers on Ebay

  4. Hidalgo says

    Off topic – gold is now less than $1,250 per ounce. Silver is less than $20 per ounce. As I anticipated, the value of precious metals is on a downward trend. Perhaps prices will spike up if the US goes into a full-fledged war or if the economy dips into a recession.

    I wonder if we will see a price decrease for gold-related US Mint products next week. Time will tell!

  5. Pittsburgh P says

    Boz these are easily spent. I get them out of the change machine at the laundromat when I wash winter blankets. I always have a pocketful of the 1$ presidents and sacagawea’s when I’m finished…

  6. Hawkster says

    With the last three Mint News Blog threads coming in such rapid succession, as compared to Eleanor’s thread which lasted many days, posters are trying to avoid being caught at the end of a thread when everyone else has moved on. It’s a case of being threadbare–no one responds to the last poster, and he is left hanging.

  7. Hawkster says

    Gary,
    The real crafty kids will slip those gold foiled chocolate coins into the sockets of the Presidential dollar covers to replace the real coins that they slipped out and spent.

  8. says

    One could say the same thing about all those collections of the clad State quarters. Many collectors bought them to put into a slot on a large cardboard cut-out of the United States. Don’t you know where most of those quarters ended up!

  9. fmtransmitter says

    The high end hotels give them out as change from the parking lot machine. My buddy always exchanges them with me for paper fed notes…

  10. VARich says

    Well, that’s all that can be said about coin covers.., lets talk BHoFs or JFKs!

    Pitt ~ what channel is the big rivalry game on this evening? Hopefully not that pay4viewing one

  11. VARich says

    FM ~ received a 10 oz ’15 Kook this evening, its frigg’ n sweet! Wish the AtBs were layer frosted

  12. GoldFishin says

    @VA RIch- I never got a JFK 69 at my price and it definitely looks it’s not going to happen, new listings are subsiding and both 70’s and 69’s are starting to catch a bid. I guess you already know that. Well, just more money to put into silver sets I guess. I need a rest anyway, been spending too much lately.

    @Small Time C,- I hope everything is going well with your treatment. Please keep us advised if you wish to and don’t mind. ^j^

  13. Pittsburgh P says

    Lol GF… Let’s hope so 🙂

    Don’t know if that was a reference to the soap opera the Ravens RB is goin through right now or not. That’s a shame but at least they gave him the boot!

  14. VA Bob says

    Cag – Just finished up the last thread and read your comment on bullion vs proof sales percentages for 2013 -2014. I was wondering if you considered the end of year IRA PM deposits? Not sure how much it will change the totals. People with them might get a little more gold in their stocking this year (for the money).

  15. VA Bob says

    Brice – no problem with the mix up with VA Rich and I. BTW I was born and raised in PA, the Steelers are my favorite team. Just can’t warm up to the Red Skins or want ever the PC name for it is these days.

  16. VA Bob says

    Hawkster – I try to go back and read the older threads, and respond to, comments if I notice the comment count changed. There a few where I’m the last one turning the lights out.

  17. Small time collector says

    @gf – not to worry, all my treatments were done in ’07. now it is for post treatment care.
    nothing can be done for neuropathy, they have me on meds for 2 side effects from treatment and one a special med called a Bcr-Abl tki. Big medicine for me (guinea pig).

  18. Tinto says

    @VA Bob
    “If the Mint used this portrait of FDR for the coin, it would have looked much better.”

    Totally agree. What was the Mint thinking when they chose that design for the coin? Maybe Rumsfeld, I guess. Only wish those involved in this design process got paid in Rumsfeld dollars for a few months or maybe a year.

  19. VA Rich says

    GF – thanks for the validation, though I’d remain very patient for another 4-6 weeks. We had a new low for a 70 in the last 96 hours, and you tell me if you’re seeing the same, a resurgence of the Lazy Flipper.., those flippers that are throwing them out there in the box or just OGP. But these lazy flippers are evolving and have learned a few things over the past 3 weeks.., for example, like running an auction starting at $1,200 with $30 shipping…, or $1,500 OBO…, but here’s the catch, no one is biting and listing continue to expire. It reeks of desperation, especially the $1,200 auctions. There’s well over 475 to 575 listings depending on how you run your search and I personally feel a lot of enthusiasm has left this parade. The question that’s very much on my mind – what are these sellers to do? Good luck GF!

  20. GoldFishin says

    @STC- Just read up on it…I guess your’s is peripheral neuropathy? I hope everything goes well with your post treatment. And remember, anything is possible, I have witnessed some things I thought could never happen. Glad you are on the road to recovery!

  21. bg35765 says

    A week ago I put in a bunch of snipes for gold 69 NGC Kennedy’s with a max bid of $1088.88. I didn’t expect to win any, but was shocked when I got an email that I won.

    The coin came today and looks good.

    I noticed that seller stopped running auctions and switched to Buy it Nows the day after I won the auction.

    I’m still waiting on my grades from PCGS for the five I bought originally. If nothing else I lowered my dollar cost average.

  22. GoldFishin says

    @bg–so that was you. both Va Rich and myself saw that auction and have been referencing it hoping we could get one for a little lower price. Not going to happen now. Congrats!!

  23. Clark says

    I wasn’t planning to buy more silver this year outside of the Nat’l Parks 5 oz quarters subscription, but if the price drops to $18, it’s time to stock up. I recall someone here speculating that at these price levels, it costs more to produce silver. If that is true, I’m in for a few hundred tr oz.

  24. cagcrisp says

    If you’re a Flipper you gotta Flip at some point. I bet a Lot of these Flippers that made a boat load on the BHOF Flips are giving a Lot back on the Gold Kennedy. If gold pricing drops next Wednesday, you may see some more lower prices trying to get out ahead of this thing.

  25. VA Bob says

    Clark – I heard that too (that silver is below production costs) both here and on one of those PM company TV ads. I have my doubts. 10 years ago silver was about 8 bucks an oz. The claim (according to ad) is it costs $24 to produce. That would mean at least a 200% increase in costs in 10 years. Possible, but has any mining company suspended operations until prices increase? Maybe, but I haven’t heard of any.

  26. Clark says

    VaBob–You make a good point. I started buying silver purely by accident back when it was only $6, which helped to finance some of my better collections. I’ve been hooked ever since because it paid off.

    It’s likely that mining, refining, transport and other production costs have gone up over the last ten years, but probably not more than a few bucks. I have learned that hyperbole and precious metals go hand-in-hand as some folks think it’s a foolish investment, while others think it’s the only investment. I keep silver bullion purchases separate from my coin collecting hobby, but they always seem to overlap.

  27. Clark says

    VaBob–I forgot to mention a strange thing I’ve encountered with silver bullion over the years: It seems that some people will pay a high premium for Engelhard and other assayers’ bullion products. Just by dumb luck of the draw, all my 100 and 10 oz silver bars were Engelhard so a friend at a local coin show suggested that I trade it for generic MCM, Sunshine, et al. bullion and pocket the premium. I couldn’t believe it, but it was true. Gotta love the free market that turns silver into gold spouses.

  28. Dave says

    @Hidalgo says: September 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Negative — this is a typical pattern before PM prices start to rise, rise, rise; however by all means — buy, buy, buy — now!

  29. Dave says

    @Dustyroads: September 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm:

    “Now I guess I can expect the black helicopters.”
    —————————————————————————-

    I am getting it ready to go right now (Black Helicopter); however, it is not really black; it is kind-of a charcoal, dark grey color, with digital overlay holographic, mirrored stealth technology.

    Get ready, go ahead and back a foreover night bag. Oh, and could you hold up a sign that says, “Dustyroads, wouldn’t want to get the wrong person.

    LOL!

  30. Jerry Diekmann says

    The cover envelope photograph doesn’t look anything like the coin. The coin looks like someone other than FDR. How could the Mint have screwed up so bad?

  31. GoldFishin says

    @Va Rich- you may be right, could be a bit early yet, however the 69 auctions I am watching are already $100 higher than just 3 days ago and still have 1 day left on them. Also the 70’s are starting to close above $1400 again. I don’t follow the BIN’s, I like to watch the auctions for a real sense of what people are willing to pay. The search I do is:
    2014 Kennedy gold 70 -ana or 2014 kennedy gold 69 -ana. If I want to look the OGP auctions my search is: 2014 Kennedy gold proof -ana -69 -70. I like to take out the ANA coins as they only clutter up things. Take a look and see if you get a different view. You are probably right, maybe a bit early to give up on a good buy. It’s fun to try anyway. 😉

  32. VA Bob says

    Clark – Funny you should mention premiums for PM refiners. I was aware that. There are three tiers. The top tier being Engelhard, Johnson Matthey, PAMP Suisse, etc. Sunshine, Silver Town, etc. being mid tier, and the unknowns failing into the third tier. So the name on the bar or round does matter when one goes to sell.

    More to your point though, a week or two ago I saw some Engelhard 1oz. prospector rounds getting the same premium as ASE’s. That was surprising. Of course it could be an artifact of PM dealers trying to recoup costs with the lower PM prices to shore up the bottom line. I used to stack, like you, when silver was low. Not so much now. I keep thinking of those old time low prices and it feels like I’m overpaying now. LOL If it gets down to $16 it will be really hard to resist.

  33. Doug says

    I remember someone asking recently if the ATB 5 oz subscriptions ship before the other orders. Yes they do, as I am showing a est shipping date of 13 September for the 5 oz Sandunes national park, which is 2 days before the online order date. Whether it will ship then remains to be seen, but the intent is there

  34. gary says

    Guess it’s time for those who might have paid $1,240 recently for the gold Kennedy to think about canceling their order and re-order at what may be next Wednesday’s lower tier price of $1,202.50. Or better still buy one on the Fleabay for less than that. The household limit of 5 was utterly ridiculous. What real household can afford or ever want to buy 5 expensive coins totaling $6,200? Quantity buyers are flippers or big boy slabbers.

  35. cagcrisp says

    @gary, “What real household can afford or ever want to buy 5 expensive coins totaling $6,200? Quantity buyers are flippers or big boy slabbers.” Disagree…

  36. MarkH says

    My opinion: The price of gold and silver, but esp. gold, are really not tied to any economic fundamentals. They are tied to what central banks do. Right now central banks are selling gold paper contracts on a daily basis to keep the price of gold down. They do this to both protect the folks borrowing gold and to force speculation into other financial instruments such as their treasury bonds. They can’t help themselves because they’re trying to prop up the their fiat currencies. Without going further into that thesis, if you’re interested read “The Gold Cartel” by Dmitri Speck. It’s very well researched.

    Right now in the east (I’ll lump Russia in there) physical gold is being bought at a furious pace. My belief is that the Chinese are attempting to accumulate enough gold to launch a PM-backed currency. In one fell swoop the petro-dollar becomes well-nigh worthless, our reserves held in foreign accounts coming flooding home, and we get that long-sought after inflation Yellen seems to want so badly. And the U.S.’s sole-superpower status comes crashing down without a single shot fired. Yes, a lot of countries would just love to see that happen.

    If this seems far-fetched to some note that all major currencies are backed by absolutely nothing more than the promise of yet more of the same currency. And everyone is busy running massive deficits to finance all their promises. PMs are my insurance against this fiat insanity. I love to collect as well so after I got done with stacking I started buying moderns (easier to unload than say 19th century true rarities, and my better half just will not stand for me buying a quarter for $10,000).

    And one more thing about inflation/costs of mining etc: note what diesel fuel costs now vs. only 5 or 10 years ago. It is a major component of mining companies’ costs. Also, the average grade of ore mined is in terminal decline, so it takes a lot more effort to get the same amount of gold out of the ground and refined vs. just a few years ago.

    MarkH

  37. Pittsburgh P says

    Cag I could easily buy the household limit without dipping into savings or liquidating assets…. If I didn’t eat or pay bills for three months 🙂

  38. MarkH says

    One other great read for background is “The Great Deformation” by David Stockman. He was the head of OMB back in the 80s and a venture capitalist thereafter, among other things.

    MarkH

  39. Pittsburgh P says

    About mining costs – it is different for each company. Pure cash costs may only be 10 or 12$ per oz of silver but there are fixed cost & start up costs that are paid annually that must be factored in. I don’t doubt that some do pay more to mine an oz of silver right now than it costs to buy… You’d think when prices drop so much lower than it costs to mine it these companies would just buy it to fill orders at least for the shirt term. Just a thought…

  40. MarkH says

    PP-yes, there are costs associated with reserves replacement as well…exploration and new development are the first areas to be cut when the PM prices gets too low, as it is now. They put as much off till later as they can…this results in decreased production later. The smaller players who don’t have a cash cushion either go out of business or get bought by someone else on the cheap.

  41. Sith says

    @MarkH – At this point all investments are tied to what central banks do, IE everything is a currency trade. This includes real-estate, stocks, bonds, and PMs. Everything is being controlled by the amount of free money they decide to produce, and how they want to bend the rules to protect their interests. Then you need to add the fraud ($251 Billion in fines since 2008), and manipulation (Libor, FX).

  42. Sith says

    The marginal cost of production of gold (90% percentile) in 2013 was estimated at between $1250 and $1300

    Barrick which has the lowest all in cost pegged its all-in sustaining costs at $900 -$975/oz for 2013, much lower than Citi’s estimate of all-in costs of about $1600/oz for the company. That’s because all-in sustaining costs, which Barrick discloses, are a significantly lower measure than all-in costs

    Its so bad that AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (ANG), the world’s third-biggest producer of gold, quit the World Gold Council to save money. IMHO only a foolish company would join the World Gold Council as they are worthless. The miners are following suit.

  43. stephen m says

    I, we, don’t know how low the PM’s will go. The people that don’t have to have it are definitely out of the game because of the falling prices. I won’t buy when the price goes down and continues to do so. The bottom could be a lot farther down or this may be the bottom. I think the price is a lot like other things, oil, gas, food, etc. and it’s sold for whatever the market will pay.

  44. Sith says

    @stephen m – “The price is a lot like other things, oil, gas, food, etc. and it’s sold for whatever the market will pay.” That is correct but I got into a flame war about a week back because food, gas, and gold all have intrinsic value. That is because it takes work to produce them. If the market is not willing to pay the intrinsic value of an item then it goes poof, as hopefully outside of Amway nobody will work for free or heaven forbid a loss for long. We are seeing this in food, for example dairy farmers have been protesting and the smaller farmers have been going under for years as they are “unable to withstand for more than a few weeks being paid less for a litre of milk than it costs to produce.” The same has been happening with gold miners, except they are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

  45. Sith says

    Pittsburgh P – For some reason nobody dollar cost averages, and I hate to quote Warren Buffet as I really don’t like the man anymore (IMHO he is a massive hypocrite) but he has a point.

    “To refer to a personal taste of mine, I’m going to buy hamburgers the rest of my life. When hamburgers go down in price, we sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ in the Buffett household. When hamburgers go up in price, we weep. For most people, it’s the same with everything in life they will be buying — except stocks. When stocks go down and you can get more for your money, people don’t like them anymore.”

  46. says

    I thought we may see a dip below $1250. AU, but I sure didn’t expect this. What I think is important for us to keep our eyes on when understanding any of this is to keep crude prices in mind. Oil is a little cheaper right now, and as long as oil stocks are loose, we probably will also see cheaper gold, at least that’s my take. I don’t believe we will ever see cheap crude again, and in the same way, I don’t know how we will ever see cheap gold again either. Eventually inflation will move gold prices to higher levels, but I have to believe that we won’t have to wait for inflation alone to do that, there are far to many other variables and influences that will move the precious metals markets.

  47. says

    Sith, The small grains commodity markets are somewhat depressed right now due to favorable weather conditions and higher stocks, but unlike cotton that can be substituted with synthetics, small grains are food/feed, and people around the world must eat, as well as livestock. China is not looking away at the advantages of the present lower prices, but are buying cheap. The point is, you made a good point!

  48. MarkH says

    Sith- I agree with you whole-heartedly wrt central banks and their effect on all the markets. Unfortunately they confuse with issuance of more liquidity with prosperity. Alas, prosperity comes as the end product of labor-not from a printing press.

    Anyway my PM insurance will do just fine. I’m not in need of selling it any time soon so I have no worries about short-term central bank PM suppression hi-jinks.

    MarkH

  49. Jon in CT says

    Dustyroads wrote on September 12, 2014 at 11:02 AM: Sith, The small grains commodity markets are somewhat depressed right now due to favorable weather conditions and higher stocks, but unlike cotton that can be substituted with synthetics, small grains are food/feed, and people around the world must eat, as well as livestock. China is not looking away at the advantages of the present lower prices, but are buying cheap. The point is, you made a good point! This Wall Street Journal article published Aug 26 explains the exact opposite is true, that China is currently awash in excess grain. Maybe in the future when you have no clue about some topic you’ll keep your yap shut. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt

  50. Jon in CT says

    Let me correct the formatting of my previous comment.

    Dustyroads wrote on September 12, 2014 at 11:02 AM:

    Sith, The small grains commodity markets are somewhat depressed right now due to favorable weather conditions and higher stocks, but unlike cotton that can be substituted with synthetics, small grains are food/feed, and people around the world must eat, as well as livestock. China is not looking away at the advantages of the present lower prices, but are buying cheap. The point is, you made a good point!

    This Wall Street Journal article published Aug 26 explains the exact opposite is true, that China is currently awash in excess grain. Maybe in the future when you have no clue about some topic you’ll keep your yap shut. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt

  51. jhawk92 says

    Per the original topic, I may be one of the few that actually collects the first day covers. I started with the 50 state quarters and just transitioned into the Presidential dollars. I probably shouldn’t have, but they are somewhat attractive, so I don’t mind passing them down at some point.

    Back off topic, a few days ago, someone had mentioned about putting together a “modern” gold type set, with AGE and Buffalo coins. I like that idea a lot as I have all 3 of the Buffalo coins from last year, Proof, RP, bullion, and I have the 2009 UHR Eagle. For a proper type set, would a collector need all three of the Eagles; Proof, Uncirculated (W), and bullion? Would the gold Kennedy, and possible upcoming gold offerings also be part of a type set? Thanks.

    Rob

  52. VA Bob says

    jhawk92 – It would really matter as to what you want as far as completeness. Subsets are probably more practical unless you started one of everything from the beginning. To have a complete modern AGE and Buffalo set (not counting commemoratives) one would need the 10th anniversary set (and subsequent anni sets), proof, unc (and maybe bullion versions). All the fractionals. It would be indeed a nice set.

    Personally I wouldn’t put the 2009 UHR or the 2014 JFK gold in as they were one off’s. Now if you are going for all gold commemoratives too, then sure include them. But there are a lot of modern gold commen’s. not impossible to obtain, but it wouldn’t be a cake wall either. Imagine just getting the FS series alone at this point! $$$$

  53. Jon in CT says

    VA Bob wrote on September 12, 2014 AT 1:39 PM:

    Imagine just getting the FS series alone at this point! $$$$

    APMEX offers an interesting and easy method to quickly accumulate all of the First Spouse coins from Washington through Garfield. That’s 42 coins priced at $32,000 (cash/wire), which averages out to $761.90 per coin.

  54. says

    Jon, Stocks are high, I know China’s awash, that’s why their getting good deals right now. Mexico’s not even buying the last time I checked. My point is still that there is no replacement for food (small grains). Price is low now, but will rise because of the need for these types of commodities. Please relax.

  55. Jerry Diekmann says

    If FDR is still on topic, there is a new book out on the Roosevelts (Teddy, Eleanor, and Franklin) and also a new TV series on them by Ken Burns. Both should be excellent. Three great people who helped make our country a stronger and better plave than it might otherwise have been. Check them out.

  56. A different Jeff says

    So let’s talk household limits. We had two issues this year where household limits were imposed. BHoF (at 50) for 50,000 coins was too small, whereas the 5 for the K15 was probably just right. I was at the Long Beach show last week and talked to a dealer who had, via his employees and family members, managed to assemble a hoard of about 250 coins, most of which he was able to sell the first day or two, but still had 40 to 50 (all 70s) which he was considering returning to the mint and taking the loss. How this would be done wasn’t disclosed. Had the BHoF coins had the same limits, it would have been more of a challenge for dealers to obtain, but would have made for a fairer distribution (at least in theory) for the “average” collector.

    The BHoF was different in several respects which Congress did not (nor probably could not) take into account when authorizing.

    First, the mass appeal of baseball in general ensured demand above levels of more recent commems, particularly gold. Second, the price of gold has fallen considerably since the recent highs of $1700+, making the coins relatively more affordable than any since the Bald Eagle of 2008. Third, the domed design was a first for the mint which added more interest. Finally, the design was truly fitting, unlike many of the recent offerings which have no doubt contributed to their disappointing sales. this is a coin which could have sold 100,000 with no problem.

    Getting back to the Kennedy gold: they suffered from the same hype build-up as the BHoF coins. The sales numbers bear this out. The mint’s statement that 40,000 were struck in anticipation and they would be able to produce up to 6,000 per week until demand was met, and further that they were prepared to strike up to 75,000 has produced the impression that there will be an ‘unlimited’ number of these coins and they are not worth having, at least from selling for a profit.
    Most I have talked to have bemoaned the ‘mint to demand’ nature of this release, but it looks as if we may be nearing that point. As of today, there is no delay in fulfilling an order for a K15. It also looks like there may be an adjustment to the price coming next week, if the current trend in gold fixing prices continues. The average of the next 5 fixings cannot exceed $1258.50 AND the Wed PM fixing must be below $1250. Right now both of these conditions seem reasonably plausible, so we may see another week of cancellations or minimal sales growth in anticipation of a $1202.50 price. But the mint has also been known to stop sales when prices go too far askew from their costs, and this may signal a halt to sales and leave us with a reasonable number in the marketplace. I suspect the mint may have struck up to 70,000 coins, which leaves them about 6,000 in inventory and a 7 to 8 week supply based on current average sales levels. Coincidently, that also brings us to the opening day of sales for the silver set. Make of that what you will.

    For comparison, the 1998 Matte Proof was offered for 6 weeks only as part of a $60 set, and there were only about 62,000 of those sold, so we are very close to that issue from a rarity standpoint.

  57. A different Jeff says

    @jhawk92 – These are probably the closest product that is truly deserving the moniker ‘First Release’.

  58. jhawk92 says

    A different Jeff – Yeah, it is kind of a neat way to combine stamp and coin collecting. I do like the covers, but not sure I’d do another set.

    VA Bob – I wasn’t thinking of trying to collect a full set, that would be impressive, but way out of my league. I do have a complete set of the 1/10 oz proof AGE, and that’s about as far as I could go for a “full set.” I was just thinking of working a subset, or type set of the “regular” coins. Kind of based off this article.

    http://www.stacksbowers.com/NewsMedia/Blogs/TabId/780/ArtMID/2678/ArticleID/64295/An-Ideal-Time-to-Build-a-Gold-Type-Set.aspx

    I am not interested in all the various gold commemorative offerings, just the “regular” coins. In thinking out loud, I guess that probably means the 2009 UHR, the Kennedy, and next year’s offering may not really need to be part of a collection. But maybe the fractional coins could/should be a part of a modern set.

  59. DrLarry says

    The FDR coin obverse design looks nothing like FDR. Apparently temporary blindness afflicted all of the design team who are responsible for this. It’s a shame that one of our most important presidents is not properly represented on a coin. I guess no one looked at a dime. Even that would have been a better representation than the $1 coin.

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