Today, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Herbert and Lou Hoover. This represents the Mint’s first new product release in a month.
The product consists of an uncirculated Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar and a Lou Hoover First Spouse Bronze Medal mounted on a plastic card. The front of the card includes portraits of the President and First Lady with facsimile signatures. The back of the card includes brief information about the coin, medal, and Presidency, along with coin specifications.
Pricing for the set is $9.95 each. There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits in place.
This represents the first availability of the Lou Hoover Bronze Medal. It will also be available within the 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set available next week on October 23, 2014.
The Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are amongst the US Mint’s slowest selling products. According to this week’s sales report, the prior two releases for this year featuring Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge have only reached sales of 1,878 and 1,729 units, respectively.
Message from the US Mint on New Website
The United States Mint has sent a note to editors, once again urging Mint customers to reset their account passwords in the online catalog. The US Mint launched their new retail website and order management system on October 1. The new system will be put to the test with the first high volume product release on October 28 with the release of the 50th Anniversary 2014 Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection.
The message from the US Mint is as follows:
The U.S. Mint is anticipating a very high volume of orders to be placed on our online catalog and by phone when the 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection goes on sale October 28. To streamline the shopping experience, the Mint urges customers to reset their account password in the online catalog prior to October 28. The new website and order system, which launched October 1, requires all account holders to reset their password when logging on for the first time.
Steps to do so are as follows:
- Use your existing U.S. Mint Login
- Enter your existing password
- You will be prompted to answer your security question
- You will then be prompted to reset your password
Existing customers are encouraged to access their account, reset their password, and confirm that their information is up to date before shopping. This will ensure a faster, more streamlined shopping experience, especially in advance of the Kennedy coin launch and other upcoming product launches.