The United States Mint will begin sales of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar Coin Cover tomorrow September 18, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET. This will be the 23rd release within the ongoing American Presidency $1 Coin Cover series.
The cover includes Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollars sourced from the first day of production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. The dates for the first day of production are April 26, 2012 for Philadelphia and April 20, 2012 for Denver. The coins are mounted on a display card placed within an illustrated envelope with a postage stamp marked “September 18, 2012, Indianapolis, IN”.
In the past, the post marks for this product had coordinated with the circulation release date for the coins. This year, the format had to be changed since the Presidential Dollars are no longer issued for circulation. Now, the post mark simply represents the date that product sales begin, which does not seem to bear any other particular significance. The post mark location of Indianapolis, IN is where the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is located.
The covers are priced at $19.95 each.
The production limit is established at 22,000 units, which is the same level established for this year’s other releases. Sales for the Chester Arthur Cover have reached 15,215, while the Grover Cleveland First Term Covers have reached 13,220 as of the most recent report.
Other prior year Presidential $1 Coin Covers going back to William Henry Harrison also remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website.