Today November 20, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Grover Cleveland and Frances Cleveland. This set features the coin and medal representing Cleveland’s first Presidential Term from 1885 to 1889.
Each set contains one uncirculated Grover Cleveland Presidential Dollar and one Frances Cleveland Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic display card which includes portraits of the President and First Lady on the front, and issuance information on the back.
Pricing for the set is $9.95, which represents a reduction of $5 compared to the price for the product type from last year.
This product represents the first availability of the Frances Cleveland Bronze Medal. As mentioned in this post, the US Mint discontinued offering these medals individually, as they had done for the first five years of the series.
At a later date, the US Mint will offer a 2012 First Spouse Bronze Medal Four Medal Set, which contains all of this year’s medals. Pricing for the set was published earlier this year at $16.95. A release date for the set has not yet been established.
The previous Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Chester Arthur and Suffragist Alice Paul has sold 2,174 units since its release on October 18. However, weekly sales (from last week) were relatively high at 454 units. Rather than rushing to order the product on the day of release, many collectors may be adding these sets to later orders to combine shipping costs.