2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Cover

Today, February 26, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2015 Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover. This represents the thirty-third issue within the ongoing American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series.

Harry S. Truman Coin Cover

Each cover includes two 2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollars sourced from the first day of production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities, which occurred on November 17, 2014. The coins are mounted on a display card and placed within an envelope illustrated with an image of the President against flag imagery.

The cover includes a U.S. Red, White, and Blue Forever stamp postmarked February 26, 2015, Lamar, MO. The date represents the day that the coin cover was released by the United States Mint and the location is the birthplace of President Truman.

The Harry S. Truman Coin Cover is priced at $19.95, which is unchanged from the prior year.

The maximum production for the covers is 15,000 units. This is a decrease from the maximum established for the prior year covers and down significantly from the start of the program.

The American Presidency $1 Coin Cover series began in 2007 when the issues were limited to 50,000 units. The limit was lowered to 40,000 for the 2009 issues, lowered to 32,000 for the 2009 issues, lowered to 22,000 for the 2011 issues, and lowered to 20,000 for the 2013 issues. During the course of the series, some of the better known President have had higher limits based on anticipated demand. If the past precedent is followed, higher limits may be in store for this year’s covers featuring Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

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  1. gary says

    @whatajoke… Hey, thanks for that posting (in the last topic)! It IS a very worthwhile read on the fate of empires. Thanks for Sharing!

  2. gary says

    @CaptainO… more and more it is evident that “LIMITED” really only means with respect to the amount of care & attention that was given in the U.S. Mint’s new ecommerce website.
    I’m holding off on any new purchases until I see a “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” banner when I log in! LOL

  3. Ends in Error says

    At the end of the series , when everyone is dumping, what will these covers go for ? A couple bucks each at best?

  4. Ikaika says

    These Presidential $1 covers should have been priced at $9.95 instead of $19.95. Two bucks plus a $0.49 stamp and a colored paper.

  5. says

    @cagcrisp…well I know it would get my vote!!! I may have to pick up the silver version….only $99.99 with a mintage of 1200.

    I’m not sure how this series has performed in the past and need to do some research.
    Anyone else collect or have input on these Swiss-shootings-taters series & performance?

  6. D Rittenhouse says

    At least these products are certified by the Mint to have been a part of the first day’s production. This, to me, is much stronger than the TPG “Early Release” or “First Strike” label nonsense.

    I’m very surprised these particular 2015 coins were actually struck in 2014. I’ve been laboring under the misapprehension that the year stamped on any circulating coin represented the year it was actually made.

  7. vaughnster says

    I’ve got the first 21 Presidential First Day Cover releases that are still sealed and have given up on them as the price is ridiculous. I put them all together for sale on eBay if anyone’s interested.

  8. Ralph says

    1st Day Covers should not be looked at as something that will increase in value. Just the opposite. Look at the State Quarter 1st Day’s. I don’t think you can give them away even with free shipping!
    It was said years ago that some of the highest graded coins came from these set’s to anyone interested.

  9. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    SN1, aka Out House Puck – The maximum mintage for this coin is 30,000 units 😆

    Hope they don’t press more than 15k in the first batch.., or they find their way of the corn husk!

  10. thePhelps says

    @D Rittenhouse “I’m very surprised these particular 2015 coins were actually struck in 2014. I’ve been laboring under the misapprehension that the year stamped on any circulating coin represented the year it was actually made.”

    The date is the year issued.

  11. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    So, come 05 March, we’ll have Out House puck priced at $149, and ‘Glades & Dunes at $154 ~

    Will this be a first in which a Precious Metal offering from the same product family has differing prices?

    I cannot think of any previous examples in which this has occurred previously, though will likely occur again with ’15 AUDCS.

  12. thePhelps says

    KCSO… if they do what they have done in the past – they’ll reprice the existing products to the lower price as well. They’ve done it when they dropped from $229 to $179 to $154

  13. fmtransmitter says

    They will up the mintage for the Kennedy because everyone seems to have to have EVERYTHING Kennedy from the US Mint…

  14. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    thePhelps – thanks, that little mark down will cover the shipping! Wish the mint would go to a modern retailer model like APMEX or Prov and just offer free shipping for order of $99. A non-dealer frequent buyer card would be cool too.., like a free AtB qurter set for purchases over a grand or something

  15. thePhelps says

    KCSO…I actually like the RCM mints model. You purchase so much on a yearly basis we include free shipping and have a pre-sale page for you to purchase items before people who only purchase the ocassional coin.

  16. cagcrisp says

    A Frequent Buyer Rewards Program would be Great…

    Selling Bullion directly to Customers at Real Time Pricing like the Royal Mint would be Great…

  17. vaughnster says

    @cagcrisp… $19.95 for two $1 coins and a stamp is a bit steep. They were considerably cheaper the first couple years and I hoped perhaps with the uniqueness they could appreciate in value. These have turned out to be a big dud and instead of spending a couple more hundred dollars to get current with the set, I’m going to dump them and put the money into gold and silver Mint offerings. Just thinning out some of the marginal coins I’ve collected and will concentrate more on precious metals.

  18. cagcrisp says

    @vaughnster, Thanks for the Reply. I don’t collect these and didn’t know anything about the pricing…

  19. says

    In regard to the outhouse puck: The University of Nebraska might want to change its nickname after finding out what those corn husks were really used for.

  20. vaughnster says

    @Hawkster–What I’m referring to are the First Day Covers for each $1 Presidential coin that’s released. I stopped after the first 21 releases. The release numbers are P21-P42. They are still sealed in the white Mint envelopes. Instead of investing more to get current, I’m selling the lot on eBay. In retrospect, it seems that even at $9.95 they would be a borderline investment/collection option. I guess I have buyers remorse 🙁

  21. thePhelps says

    KCSO… that is just a minor change. Well ok… maybe I was reading the FCC is going to control the internet story… not sure which one is supposed to be a good idea. I sure like how we get the government others vote for..

  22. D Rittenhouse says

    You responded to my comment about this 2015 coin having been actually minted in 2014 by saying:
    “The date is the year issued.:

    Thanks for a totally uninformed response. Obviously, you don’t remember any of the inaugural 2010 5 oz silver AtB coins? NONE of them were actually issued in 2010, but it appeared to be a very big deal to the Mint that they were all actually struck in 2010.

  23. says


    From one “ster” to another “ster”, I was just making a joke about Presidential Sales Week, which the large retail stores use as an opportunity to discount their merchandise.
    I know what the First Day Presidential covers are– and I’m glad that I didn’t purchase them. I’ve never purchased any First Day coin covers.

  24. Bob R says

    @ Hawkster
    The University of Nebraska knew quite well what those corn husks were used for, that is why it is the state university mascot.

  25. Dustyroads says

    KCSO~ You would think the Mint would just go ahead and change the prices of the AtB’s 5 oz pucks now, but they seem to be holding out for a few stragglers wondering in without a clue. [URL=http://www.sherv.net/][IMG]http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/scratching-head-smiley-emoticon.gif[/IMG][/URL]

  26. D Rittenhouse says

    I commented a few days ago about how to use the extensive list of emoticons supported by this blog’s software. You don’t get to substitute your own selection.

  27. Louis says

    @FM- I believe you are collecting the NZM gods of ancient Greece coins. How are those pillars? Are they plastic? Are you pleased with the ones you got? I like the Aphrodite coin and maybe Athena. Goddesses only, as the gods are a little too buff for me. I mean did they really have to give them six pack abs?

  28. Dustyroads says

    D Rittenhouse, Yes, I saw your post. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, they just don’t work for me.

    CaptainOverkill, The Mint also lowered the mintage to 15,000. I wonder if we will ever again get to see the days of surprise sellouts, I sure miss them. Seems like it’s high mintage and long waits at the ol Mint now.

  29. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @gary says – February 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm
    “@CaptainO… more and more it is evident that “LIMITED” really only means with respect to the amount of care & attention that was given in the U.S. Mint’s new ecommerce website.
    I’m holding off on any new purchases until I see a “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” banner when I log in! LOL”

    Yeah, no kidding!

  30. Jerry Diekmann says

    cagcrisp – I think it is a beautiful coin. What is wrong with showing women’s breasts, anyway? They are an integral part of what makes a woman a lot nicer looking than us guys. I certainly don’t see such coins as pornographic or tasteless or risque, or any other criticism some men and women might argue such a coin might be. I have never bought into the story that the 1916-17 Standing Liberty quarters were modified because of “public resentment” at Liberty having one breast exposed. If you really examine this coin, there were many changes made later in 1917 because this coin, while being an artisitic masterpiece, was very difficult to strike up properly. In later 1917 some of the changes included changing Liberty’s helmet to a wreath, a drastic reduction in the number of rivets on the shield, and the repositioning of the eagle on the reverse, and the changing in the portrayal of the stars. The border was the most intricate of any coin ever minted by the United States (compare its ornateness with the simplicity of the Buffalo nickel). Even so, the head, being a high point, suffered all through its years of mintage from less than full heads on many coins, and especially on the branch mints of the 19920s, a period known for generally poor striles in many other coins too. And not until 1925 did the Mint ever get around to lowering the date into the pedestal instead of being on the pedestal, another high point, where the dates wore often even in VF or EF condition. There were other subtle changes made to the quarter in 1917 that an expert on these quarters would know about.

  31. Jerry Diekmann says

    whatajoke – I glanced through this article. I have heard over the years of the federal Reserve being an evil institution controlling our country and its future. I do not know if everything being said by the author is actually true, but if even half of it has some basis in fact it ia truly alarming. One point I would like to make is that some of the arguments being made about the world banking sustem and the Federal Reserve seem to have been fitted to historical facts that I am not sure occurred the way the author has reported them. In any case, all of this information is very interesting and should be researched to validate it once and for all.

  32. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @Dustyroads says – February 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm
    “KCSO~ It’s only the 855 ball “steel core” 62 gr armor piercing load. No biggy”

    YES — it is a big deal, since it won’t stop there. No offense — however it is naïve, to dismiss in that way. If we don’t stand up for our rights, we will lose them — example, just look what happened after 911.

    We cannot afford to be complacent, not even for a minute. As Charlton Heston said, “From my Cold Dead hand.”

    “Semper fi”

    Sleep with one eye open, but sleep well!

  33. thePhelps says

    @D Rittenhouse Issued and struck – struck and issued. Issued for striking… struck after issuance. Are we talking in semantic terms now? A coins date is the date it was issued for striking – not when you bought it or when it is available for sale. In other words – not when it was issued FOR SALE.

    Thanks for your clueless response.

  34. says

    I only have to look so far at the hidden Taxes and clauses hidden in the Affordable Care Act that are NOW just surfacing to ascertain how much I take this administration at face value.

    It never stops at the first smoke screen with the guys.., Fool me once.., you know the rest…

  35. says

    Dusty – AtB Puck pricing – Yup, guess that’s the 💡 – OR – the mint will catch a ❓ when they read about it here on MNB on 05 March and the first posting out of the shoot is “So why it there a $5 difference in same family PM product offering? 😛

  36. vaughnster says

    @Hawkster– Sorry Hawk, sometimes it’s difficult to sense humor in a post 🙂 Figured you knew but one never knows! Good news is there’s bidding on my lot of Presidential cover sets so they’ll be long gone tomorrow!

  37. whatajoke says

    @Jerry Diekmann- Actually that article is only the tip of the iceberg, there’s a lot more. A good place to start is the SilverBullet/Silver Shield by Chris Duane.

  38. cagcrisp says

    Not a happy camper…

    I had Several Proof Marshal half dollars in my “bag” this morning and Before I could check out….OOS no order button…

    The Proposed Marshal museum is being built in my state (Arkansas) and I plan on giving out a Marshal half dollar to a small child when I go. I did want Proofs to give out and I did want to beat the $4 price increase (26.76%) on Monday…

    So hear is my dilemma. I could Wait until Sunday and Hope that the OOS goes away and I can order Proofs…OR…I can order Uncirculated…

    IF some others are contemplating doing the same thing as I am doing (trying to beat the $4 increase), then the Mint may go OOS on the Uncirculated clads as well?

    How does Anyone know if they are actually OOS currently OR is the Mint just saving $4 by putting up the OOS sign?

    Not a happy camper…

  39. cagcrisp says

    Completely completely off topic. Has nothing to do with coins. It does have something to do with what I do.

    I took a few people to the horse races (Oaklawn park) for Valentine’s Day. The group included two “little ones”. One was 2 year old little girl and a 5 year old little boy. We played a little game. Heads up between the two children for $2. The little girl got to go first and after Race 1 the “loser” got to go first in picking Race 2 . Each child picked a number and the winner ” heads up between the 2 numbers” got $2. The “loser” always got to pick first the next race. The two children and myself went outside to “watch” the races. An 88 year old Arkansas legislature lobbyist fell in love with the 2 year old girl because she just jumped up and down the whole time the race was going on and she really didn’t care if she won or not. She “loves” Frozen and she always picks the number 8 because the saddle cloth of 8 is always Pink. One time we were walking inside and the 88 year old gave the little girl $2 to “bet” on #8. What was I going to do? I told the little girl’s mother “I’ve got to go bet the #8 because if it wins, he may come looking for his “partner”. You can figure out what happened. I bet, the #8( Harmony Grove) won the race and paid $17. The little girl took the $17 back to the man, he took back his $2 and she got to keep $15. The man was in box seats with some horse owners and IF a horse they had running had won (ran 2nd) they were going to take her to have her picture taken in the winner’s circle…
    The little girl made the 88 year olds day, the two children had a great day, I gave out $20 and everyone was looking forward to “watching the ponies run”…

    circus coins, silver coins, gold coins…

  40. gary says

    @cagcrisp… I believe that the Mint would be trying to pad profits in this instance. But THAT assumes that there is RATIONALE behind the workings of their so-called ecommerce website. Given the past & present shortcomings of their website and fulfillments I have to wonder if there is a method to their madness or if it’s on some sort of autopilot platform.

  41. thePhelps says

    @cag… I’ve given up on the mints site. I’ve taken the approach going forward that if the item I want is available to purchase when I want to buy it – I’ll buy it. If it isn’t I am not going back to look for it later. They can’t continue to roll out new products and then have them go out of stock almost instantly and expect people to keep looking for them. I see even the 2 coin roll of Homelystead quarters is already out of stock… seriously – the Homelystead Quarter is that hard to produce and stock a years supply before you start selling it?

    Nice story… 88 – they are so fun at that age…

  42. whatajoke says

    When I want a new offering from the mint, I order at noon the day it comes out. Then I don’t worry about it.

  43. Dustyroads says

    cagcrisp~ I can think of only one person here who may mind if your story is on topic or not, it’s not me though. Kids at that age are a blast, and people that far up in age are also much easier going than some of the rest of us. I didn’t have a very good relationship with my father until he retired. It wasn’t until then that I understood the amount of stress he was going through. If there’s anything I can take from your story, it would be that the first and last are having the most fun!

  44. cagcrisp says

    @Dustyroads, The last 13 years that I was Gainfully employed working for the Man, I was the Head Man. I remember an older retired boss telling me “You don’t know how much stress you are under until you retire”. Before/After pictures of me look like I was POTUS…

  45. Jerry Diekmann says

    Keep Calm & Stock – you certainly have a right to be frustrated and upset at our government – I am too – but don’t take it out on the President – he doesn’t make any of the laws of this country. Blame the people who make the laws – Congress. Over the last generation we have seen probably the worse examples of poor leadership and not giving a damn about 99% of the American people than in our entire history, IMO.

  46. Jerry Diekmann says

    cagcrisp – totally unbelievable what some sellers think they can get for the gold JFK half dollars. Equally unbelievable is the prices some foolish buyers pay for these coins!

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