Today, March 10, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. This represents the first availability of the proof versions of this year’s Presidential Dollars.
Each set includes proof versions of the 2015 Presidential Dollars featuring the 33rd to 36th Presidents of the United States, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. A bold portrait of each President is featured on the obverse of the coin, paired with a common reverse design depicting the Statue of Liberty.
The coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark. Struck to proof quality, the coins feature sharp relief with frosted sculpted foregrounds against a mirror like background to create a cameo effect.
The four coins included in the set are packaged within a single plastic lens, placed in an illustrated outer box with a certificate of authenticity.
Each set is priced at $18.95. There are no stated mintage or household ordering limits imposed.
The 2015 Proof Presidential Dollars will also be included within other annual sets to be released later in the year. These products include the 2015 Proof Set, scheduled for release on March 24 and priced at $32.95, and the 2015 Silver Proof Set, scheduled for release on May 14 and priced at $53.95.
Price Decrease Likely for Numismatic Gold Products
Based on the available data, it is likely that the prices for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold products will be decreased tomorrow.
The US Mint determines prices for numismatic gold and platinum products based on the average weekly prices of the metals. The average is calculated based on the London Fix prices from the prior Thursday AM to the current Wednesday AM. If the calculated average moves into a higher or lower tier established at $50 intervals, then a pricing change may take place. A secondary criteria requires that the Wednesday PM Fix price must agree directionally with any change.
The available data places the weekly average price within the $1,150 to $1,199.99 range, which is one tier lower than the range used to establish current prices. In the most likely scenario, as long as the Wednesday PM Fix price is below $1,200, then the price decrease would take place.
Prices would be reduced by the equivalent of $50 per ounce of gold content, impacting the available 2013- and 2014-dated gold coins and 2015 US Marhshals Commemorative Gold Coins. Price changes have usually been made effective mid-morning on Wednesday.
The lower pricing tier would also be used to establish the initial prices for the 2015 Proof Gold Eagles, scheduled for release later this week on March 12.