Today, June 30, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set. This represents the first of four special sets to be issued for this year’s Presidential Dollars.
The United States Mint has used the Coin and Chronicles Set format in the past, incorporating coins and/or medals with other collectible items and related historical information. The sets have typically carried limited mintages and have often been popular with collectors. Previously issued sets include John Marshall (2005), Benjamin Franklin (2006), Abraham Lincoln (2009), Theodore Roosevelt (2013), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (2014). This year, the format will see its broadest use across all four 2015 Presidential Dollars.
The Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set will include one 2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar struck in reverse proof format at the Philadelphia Mint, one 1.598-inch Harry S. Truman Presidential Medal struck in .999 silver at the Philadelphia Mint, and one 1973 Harry S. Truman eight cent postage stamp. An informative booklet about the 33rd President is also included with the set.
The coin, medal, and stamp are displayed in a red folder covered a soft-touch material with a textured appearance. The sets are limited to just 17,000 units. There is an ordering limit of five units per household in place. The price of each set is $57.95.
Recent previous Coin and Chronicles Sets have had sales around the maximum mintage level established for the present set. The 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set had sold 15,145 units. Last year’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Set, which still remains available for sale, has sold 13,093 units.
The US Mint may have used these sales levels as the basis for the 17,000 maximum mintage established for the Harry S. Truman Set. However, while the two previous sets had contained specially minted medals, this year’s sets contain specially minted coins. Such limited mintage specially produced coins have seen strong demand from collectors. Recent examples include the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, which contained an enhanced uncirculated Native American Dollar, and this year’s March of Dimes Silver Set, which contained two specially minted dimes. These two sets had sold out quickly at respective mintage limits of 50,000 and 75,000 units.
Collectors interested in the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set will want to be ready to place their orders early when sales open today at 12:00 Noon.