Today, December 22, 2011, the United States Mint began sales of the latest Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring James Garfield and Lucretia Garfield.
Each set includes an uncirculated James Garfield Presidential Dollar and a Lucretia Garfield Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic card featuring portraits of the President and First Lady on the front and issuance information on the back.
The sets are priced at $14.95 each, plus applicable shipping and handling. There are no stated production limits or ordering limits.
The uncirculated James Garfield Presidential Dollar has previously been released within the 2011 Uncirculated Mint Set and the 2011 Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Set. The Lucretia Garfield Bronze Medal is offered for sale by the US Mint separately or within a four medal set.
Previously released Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets for Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan’s Liberty, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes remain available for sale at the US Mint. This product type seems to represent the smallest contributor to the US Mint’s overall numismatic product revenue. So far, the 2011-dated $1 coin and medal sets have had sales ranging from 5,561 to 3,924.