Tomorrow, February 18, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2014 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. This will represent the first availability for three of the included designs, and the first availability in proof format for all four designs.
Each set includes proof versions of the 2014 Presidential Dollars featuring Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark on the edge of the coin.
The four coins are packaged together within a single plastic lens and placed in an illustrated outer box with a certificate of authenticity. Each set is priced at $18.95 plus applicable shipping and handling.
The product is available at the discounted price of $17.05 for orders fulfilled through the US Mint’s Online Subscription Program.
There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits in place. The US Mint indicates that the 2014 Presidential Dollar Proof Set will be available until December 2015 or until sold out at an earlier date.
The four coins included within the set will also be issued within other annual sets to be released later this year. The 2014 Proof Set, which will include 14 coins in their standard compositions, carries a price of $31.95 and is scheduled for release on March 25, 2014. The 2014 Silver Proof Set will include this year’s quarters, dime, and half dollar in a composition of 90% silver, along with the remaining coins in their standard composition. This product is tentatively priced at $53.95 and scheduled for release in May 2014.
Special Promotion on February 20
The United States Mint’s home page is currently running the banner shown below, which promises a special promotion coming February 20. The nature of the promotion has not yet been revealed.
The last time, the US Mint ran a teaser banner ahead of their Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings, I was able to figure out that the upcoming promotion would have something to do with “free shipping.” The promotion turned out to be free shipping on all domestic web orders.
This time, the banner image is named “2014-BagTeaser-left.jpg” (visible by viewing page source or image info). The word “Bag” might be a clue.
Will the US Mint unveil a special grab bag of coins at a lower price? Or perhaps low premium bulk bags to disperse the extra 6 million 2013 Kennedy Half Dollars discussed in the previous post?
Any other guesses?