Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set, March of Dimes Set Update

Today, May 12, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower.


Each set contains an uncirculated Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar and the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Bronze Medal. This represents the first availability of the bronze medal, which will also be included within a four medal set issued near the end of the year.

The coin and medal come mounted on a plastic card containing images of the President and First Lady with their facsimile signatures. The back of the card contains specification information and a certificate of authenticity.

The sets are priced at $9.95 each. There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits in place.

The previously released set within the series featuring Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman went on sale April 29, 2015 and has reached sales of 1,502 units as of the most recent sales report.

The next set within the series will feature John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy and is scheduled for release in July 2015.

March of Dimes Special Silver Set Sales Update

The United States Mint has just provided updated sales figures for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. The product went on sale May 4 and contains the proof silver dollar along with two specially minted dimes.


As of today, sales have reached 71,114 units. This accounts for 94.8% of the 75,000 product limit and leaves just 3,886 units left to order.

The US Mint has now lifted the household ordering limit. Until now, a limit of 5 units per household had been in place.

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  1. GoldFishin says

    @Dusty- mad as a hatter….I don’t know why, but plethora came to mind at the time. It seemed appropriate. At one time in my youth I had memorized around 2000 SAT words….every now and then I remember one of them…most of the time I have to look them up. 😉 Oh, and I love pinacoladas!! And Texas!! And the Kansas City Jefes…not!

  2. Louis says

    GF- You make some good pts, but when it comes to graded sets it is always a good idea not to ask the first pretty girl who you see to go home. But you probably know that.

  3. Dustyroads says

    GoldFishin~ No affence, I just have to laugh any time I here that word used. I tier up thinking about Chevy Chase responding, “we pruned the hedges of many small villages”.

  4. Brad says

    In the case of the Truman gold coins, instead of going to “currently unavailable” status, they may go to “backorder” instead. Maybe the Mint plans to take orders for a few months, then produce the coins needed to fill those orders before year-end and call it quits. They’re as tired of the 2013’s as we are, but they apparently can’t bring themselves to melt them down. However, they’re going to be sure not to be left sitting on a lot of 2015’s!

    I guess we’ll have our answer regarding the status of the uncirculated coin sometime today.

  5. Zaz says

    Down to 4 unc and 37 proof Trumans this morning. Agree with your scenario, Brad. It seems more likely to go on backordered status than currently unavailable or out of stock. For such high value product it makes practical sense to batch out and fulfill backorders every 3-4 weeks or so. Probably the same initial batch of having on hand 1,500/1,200 for Eisenhower, and for the August release of Johnson. The latter coin might come in lowest for ’15 for fewest months left in the year. Kennedy initially might be 3,000/2,000 on hand for first day sales.

  6. KEITHSTER says

    Put Me in for the currently unavailable status and then walk her out the door! Heck the Edith proof even has two of those so why not stay true to the Truman? I know I asked for some kind of blinky of a sellout and they did give us the countdown. So use it don’t abuse it Dear Mint this one should tell us a lot? Call Denver Call Philly or HQ just don’t make no more ! Keep Her Hot And Good Lucking All:>:>:>:>:>:>:>:>:>:>

  7. Zaz says

    Yup, the one thing you can always count on is the US Mint’s unpredictably. Truman unc is currently unavailable and if 1,200 is all she wrote that is the undisputed low for the FS uncs for now.

  8. Samuel says

    the mint changes style these days. they mint coins in batches. if the demand is strong, they will mint another batch. for FS coins, we all know the demand is extremely low, the sales is slow, and they know it too. from the dime set we can see they want to get all things out of door and focus on the next release. so i guess they won’t make another batch, especially they already sold 1200, comparing to 1900 for the 2014 ones. i think they gradually adjust to 1-year sale window for the coins.

  9. Brad says

    They don’t make it sound very promising regarding the Truman uncirculated, do they? “More may be available later.” The fact that they’ve stopped taking orders doesn’t bode too well. I had said earlier that the Trumans may be low-mintage, but honestly believed that they would take orders on backorder and strike a second batch at some point.

    Maybe they still will, after they’ve seen how demand goes for the Kennedy coins. They may just want to save those blanks for now.

    The proof only has 24 left at the time of this writing, so it will likely also be unavailable for an unknown period of time starting sometime today.

  10. Brad says

    Scratch that, all the proofs sold while I was typing that last comment. They’re gone now, too.

  11. Ends in Error says

    All the recent Medals have gone off and on several times. Currently there are a bunch with an Aug 1st Back in Stock date. I suspect the FS Coins will be in a holding pattern, as already mentioned, pending the Jackie ordering boom.

  12. MikeinPa says

    I just bought a NGC Truman MS70 NGC w/ogp for $899 on the bay, I think it may be a good investment

  13. Rudy says

    They could be saving planchettes for Jackie O. They have until the end of the year to make more of the rest, provided they have any gold left.

  14. fmtransmitter says

    To the poster who had all the missing COA’s from the MOD sets? Did you ever get any answer of the issue resolved? Thanks in advance…

  15. Dave SW FL says

    First Spouse Mourners….oops, collectors
    Opportunity knocking?? Just got my 2016 Blue Book and some year-over-year values dropped DRASTICALLY !! Gold down $200/oz at the bullion pricing, yet there are 6 Unc and 3 proofs with BB values down $370-640 for the 1/2 oz coin.
    The high mintage early ones dropped only $80 each.
    So if you are missing ,say, the ’08 Libertys or the Julia Tyler, now might just be a good time to fill in missing coins.
    At my LCS auction a few weeks ago I was able to pick up two for my collection at UNDER spot! So there are deals out there.
    Good luck to all FS collectors. I believe patience will be a virtue for full set holders.

  16. Dave SW FL says

    Denver & Philly do not carry First Spouse coins

    DC store does, BUT you have to pick them up in person. They do have the Unc Bess Truman in stock @ $770 . I can’t afford the airfare to pick one up, so guess the Bay saves the day for me!

  17. Zaz says

    Weird– I had the Truman proof in the shopping cart after the CU bye announcement. Went to checkout on lark, pop up asked to remove unavailable item but processed the order anyway. So much for PFSWeb for being state of the art. Though I suspect the one-offs on the weekly sales report are from active cart items after un availability. Anyone else encounter this situation?

  18. Hidalgo says

    If I were to speculate on the First Spouse gold coins, I would buy only those coins that I would want to add to my collection. With that being said, Bess Truman would not be one of them. However, I would be interested in Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nancy Reagan.

    If I were to buy them and they were overproduced, I would have coins that mean a lot to me. The sentimental value would be worth more than the value of each coin’s gold content.

  19. Dave SW FL says

    Bit the bullet for an MS70 Bess. I doubt they strike any more of them (but we won’t tell you- our policy is to keep ’em guessing .) Onward and forward to the popular (familiar) Presidents. Might start at a higher price – gold looks like it wants to break through the 200 day ma.

  20. blackbeard says

    2015 high relief gold $75 has anyone heard information on the release date?

  21. Dustyroads says

    Congratulations guys on the new lows, I’ve got a good feeling about them. It’s too bad they’re out of season for me, I wouldn’t mind owning a 1200.

    Blackbeard~ Yeah..TBD

  22. john says

    Missing c.o.a. from march of dimes,I have to return all five,Talk to many at the mint new rule if something is missing have to return. Was told I will get the sets back with c.o.a will see.

  23. JBK says

    Personally, I like to have the COAs with all my sets, and I would have been ticked off if I got a set without one (I haven’t opened mine yet so maybe I did!). But, it is hardly worth returning them over the missing certs, since you will most likely not get replacements.

    You could have bought empty cases with COAs on eBay (leftovers from people who had their sets slabbed.) You could also have sold the dimes off singly for more than the sets cost, or of course sold the sets as is.

    For people who think the mint should not fill subsequent orders with returns, how about these sets? Rejected only because they were missing a COA. Something to think about….

  24. Clark says

    The possible sellout (which I think may be temporary) of Truman spouses reminds me how important it is to buy all coins in a series as soon as they are issued. I can always sell the ones I don’t want later, probably at a loss, but it’s not always possible or cheap to get the ones I wait too long to buy.

  25. Vetnut says

    My MOD sets are “The Bomb” no problems at all. I’ve been pretty lucky with the Mint. Any items I return, they resolve the discrepancy.

  26. mark says

    @Louis…any word from the Mint why the newly designed web site kept crashing on the MOD release. I know there is no more waiting room, but did it not put you in a queue before.

  27. cagcrisp says

    @blackbeard, The Mint added it for Release in December. No date yet in December…

  28. Brad says

    I hope someone with influence at the Mint reads that article and the limit on the Truman sets is lowered to 1 per household before June 30. At least that way the sellout might take five minutes instead of one! I really don’t want to miss out on that set.

  29. fmtransmitter says

    2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles set is still available from the U.S. Mint, but the sets coming out this year are expected to sell-out quickly because of the inclusion of the first reverse proof presidential dollars.

    marketing 101…I hope it is obvious to all of you that the RP is new goto facto to move inventory from here on out. NO turning back so any EARLY RP I see as a go but am jumping off the bandwagon now on CLAD RP offerings, low mintage or not, just not worth it for what I collect and again, we collect what we like. I suspect most who want that set is to flip it and not enjoy it for what it is meant to be…IMHO

  30. GoldFishin says

    @ FM- Just humor, FM….plug in any of your large buyers into this statement…GM, MCM, (oops they are the same), HSN, Coinvault, etc…..

    “especially important because large buyers often use friends and employees to snap of most of the first tranche of sales”

  31. john says

    I check out ebay for the c.o.a going for 5.00 puls shiping.no way 25.00 more for something I all ready paid for to the mint .

  32. JBK says

    How many of the five sets were you goign to keep? Get one or two COAs and sell the other sets. I seriously doubt you will get replacement sets. As far as I know, the new routine is to get credited for the returns and then reorder, which in this case will not happen sicne they are sold out.

    The sets are worth moe than issue price with or without COAs. Either buy a COA for the sets you want to keep, or sell them all and make some $$$. I guess if you return them then at least some other lucky collector on the wait list who missed out will get a second shot.

  33. JBK says

    As for the RP dolalr set, no matter what the limit is, there will be people who are not happy. If it is a limit of 1, then those who buy for their kids or grandkids will miss out. If it is 5, then there will be mayhem as we have seen, and a lot of collectors will miss out. The real issue is that the market has changed dramatically from what it once was, partly due to the TPGs with their special labels, and the collectors/speculators who feed the demand for those products. As late as 2006 (Silver Eagle set) and 2009 (UHR gold), coins that were certain to be popular on the aftermarket and sure rise in value once a sell-out occurred were still available for ample time for anyone to get in on the action. Now, you need to be on the Mint’s site by the stroke of noon to be able to have a decent chance of success with a hot issue.

    Personally, I think the household limit should be 17,000, as long as I am first in line.

  34. Louis says

    Thanks, guys.

    As for MCM- Rest assured there is no need to worry about them becoming like GM. AMS owns many companies in different sectors like jewelry and watches. They own Stauer watches you have seen advertised in major magazines, and I have 2 of them.
    I actually write for the MCM site and know the management, and the company is not changing apart from being able to carry a wider range of coins.
    If you are interested go to the Info Vault section of their web site for some of my stuff for them, including one on the March of Dimes set under articles from last week.
    They have always been a total class act in all my dealings with them and 100% professional, and I do not see any reason that will change.

  35. Eddie says

    if I had any I would send you some. I know most flippers just throw them away after they break up the sets. I someone will send you some. JMO.

  36. Dustyroads says

    Gold investors will be watching for the PPI ( Producer Price Index) released tomorrow if I’m not mistaken. We could see prices hit or break 1220.

  37. Ikaika says

    @ FM

    I agree with you. The fact that the FDR set is still available gives us an idea of the collector demand. Maybe the mint wants to create interest by including the RP and lowering the mintage. Maybe its because of the JFK set. Regardless, the mintage should lower to 1/household to ensure a wider distribution.

    @ Louis

    You mentioned in your article the JFK gold half dollar as an example of the mint lowering household limits. The coin is still available and contrary to what happened in real life, the JFK gold half dollar might outlive the Jackie Kennedy FS.

  38. GoldFishin says

    @john- IF you have looked at and like your coins, this is what I would have done. Too late now….I would have ordered 5 more sets that probably won’t arrive until sometime later in the year. I would take the COA’s out of those 5 sets and then return those to the US MINT for a refund, which is basically what they are asking you to do now.

    At this point, I would NOT send those coins back, you may never receive any replacements now that the offering is sold out. You can not rely on anything that a CSR tells you. I have been lied to now about crediting my account for shipping, for initial price discount, and that they would handle a lost package handled by FedEx. They will tell you anything to get you off the line. In my experience with the US Mint since the changeover, you can’t believe what they say. I think part of the problem is that there is a complete and total disconnect between the US Mint Customer Service Dept and the Fulfillment Center in Memphis. They have absolutely no way of communicating with one another. If you send your package back to Memphis, you will most likely never see those same coins again. JMHO
    I would watch the sales of sets on Ebay over the next few weeks and try contacting a seller on Ebay of the sets who is not offering the OGP with the product and see if they have some COA’s they could sell you reasonably. The seller that is currently on Ebay is not offering OGP, many will not as it increases their shipping expense. If they asked for it back from the graders, they do have it….just a matter of IF they will sell it to you. Good Luck!

  39. Tinto says

    Got my MOD sets today all 3 are nice especially the RP dimes! Packaging was okay with a sheet of packing paper on top and bottom. Dunno if I want to get all 4 RP C & C set to maintain my collection …. might just get one and make it a type set … that way I won’t be disappointed if I can’t get the Truman C&C set from the Mint..

  40. charles says

    Thanks for the info jasomb…..very interesting. A final decision by the mint in a timely manner would be helpful!

  41. Dustyroads says

    Larry~ It’s on the sub list.

    Jasonb~ The Mint has stated that the RP dollars will be unique. The article you pasted above is from last year, and as far as we know the Mint may have changed their plans for the RP Silver Mint Sets. As a matter of fact, if you check out the product scheduled at the Mint website, you will see that the title for the set doesn’t even include “reverse proof”. This is just me thinking out loud, but I think that these RP dollars could have been originally planned for use in the RP sets…just me thinking out loud.

  42. Louis says

    Dusty is correct at least based on what we know now. There are certainly those who are bearish on the c&c sets including a dealer quoted today in Numis News Express, but we will see. I personally like these sets and want at least one for the collection. Anything else is icing on the cake.

  43. Dustyroads says

    The time line of the announcement of the RP silver set and RP dollars for the C & C sets is interesting enough to at least consider the possibility of them being related. As for whether they will be a good buy, even though the dollar is not silver, does not compute Dr. Smith!

  44. Dave SW FL says

    Nicely written article. Thanks for being a voice of reason.

    As for the RP set, I think the mint has determined that they can get more revenue by releasing individual RP coins rather than give them to you all at once. One coin per set is how we will get them. They got a good marketing team who has figured out how to maximize profit.
    Now all they need is a good PR team, a new IT team, and a new shipper.
    Oh, darn, I forgot…….it’s the goober mint running the show.
    Do we have a Mint Director yet?
    Case in point – the new return policy of refund & reorder when an item is sold out and COA is missing. The shipping & return label still gives the replacement option, but that is not really an option. You send them back and there is no guarantee you will get your sets back. You will get a refund. Period. Even if an item is not sold out , you still have to reorder. And if it’s on back order , you can wait months even though you just need a peice of paper. NOT LOGICAL!

  45. stephen m says

    5 MOD’s sets received without COA’s. Don’t send those sets back. The mint should be ashamed of themselves for a lack of not better handling their mistake and this is the USA . Do the right thing Mr. mint. This makes me frustrated with the mint and it wasn’t even my order.

  46. Brad says

    Heads-up guys! There’s only 68 left of the Harry S. & Bess Truman Coin & Spouse Medal Sets. If they go to eternal “currently unavailable” status like the 2014’s, you could miss out.

  47. Zaz says

    @Brad: Good catch on the Truman Coin and medal set. Didnt think the Mint would short sell the set, but its really clear they would like the FS set to be over and done with. For an under the radar product that had an open sales window for 15 days is unprecedented. The ’13s and ’14s coin and medal sets go for mad money and they were on sale for months after issue. Not sure they’ll make more of the ’15s once the initial batch is gone. or they could be just saving resources for the Kennedy set in July.

  48. Blair J. Tobler says

    Upcoming Citizens Coins Advisory Committee meeting:

    Subject: Review and consideration of candidate designs for the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program, the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March
    Congressional Gold Medal, the 65th Infantry Regiment (Borinqueneers) Congressional Gold Medal, and the First Spouse Gold Coin honoring Nancy Reagan.

    (from Federal Register document to be posted tomorrow)

  49. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    Ahhh, as expected pennies are Zinc, not Al.
    If the pennies were all Aluminum I could have melted them down in my garage and made
    airplane parts!!

    Zinc airplane parts anyone??

  50. Brad says


    Looks like the Truman set is “currently unavailable” now. I was checking on them every day, since I had not bought mine yet. I didn’t want to miss it, since I have the complete set from Washington onward. Fortunately I had bought my 2014 sets in one group just days before they vanished. I wouldn’t pay the crazy money those sets bring now! I can’t wrap my mind around that.

    So, this morning I bought the Truman set and the Eisenhower also while I was at it. You can bet I’ll be buying the John and Jackie Kennedy set the first day. While there will undoubtedly be a lot more of those sets made, they will most certainly sell much faster too!

  51. fmtransmitter says

    Maybe the person in shipping came In and spilled his drink on some COAs and just said f it they will keep them, ship them anyways. I.mean you never know.

  52. Zaz says

    @Brad, looks like the initial distribution of the Truman C&M set is around 3,000, 2/3rds the number of the scarce existing 2014s. Can’t really imagine they’ll issue a ton of the First Spouse four medal sets either even though Jackie is included. Can’t really speculate how many of the Kennedy C&M sets they’ll make, that product could go on and off sale for a couple of months, whereas they’re unlikely to reissue the other ’15s.

  53. Larry says

    If the mint really knew anything about making a profit, they would put the “S” mint quarters in the upcoming uncirculated set. Without the “S” mint quarters I am not at all interested, with them I might be.

  54. Mark says

    Truman spouse medal sets …flying out the door on ebay ..sitting on 25 of them. And ordered 25 more this morning. …thanks for the heads up.

  55. Billy the kid says

    If the mint is making silvers dimes, why not make the penny out of solid copper?

    I would buy into the set if a copper was included.

    “Pocket change in Arizona”.

  56. jeff says

    Mark sounds like you have an agenda like pump n dump sad . Are those flying off the shelf yours sad mark so sad

  57. grampa Dave says

    2015 Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie sets are currently unavailable. Only on sale for three days. I missed the boat!!!! Looks like these will be very low mintages. Just bought one on the bay for $38.95 to keep my series complete. There is only one guy selling them and they are going fast. Bought the Truman set when I ordered my MOD sets. The mint is supposed to email me if they become available. I don’t think that will happen.

  58. John Q. Coinage says

    THey are minting more Mamies…to order, they found a whole sheetload of Bess, the ’70’s afro hair deisgn….the mint is untrustable, just whem you think you know the #s they re-open the die presses…..

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