The United States Mint has announced it will open sales of the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set-John F. Kennedy at noon Eastern Time on Thursday, July 9. The Kennedy set will include one uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential Dollar and a bronze medal featuring the portrait of Jackie Kennedy found on the popular Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin, released on June 25.
As with previous Presidential Coin and First Spouse Medal sets, the coin and medal are to come affixed to a dense plastic card featuring portraits of the President and the First Lady, with historical information printed on the back of the card. Also included is a certificate of authenticity. The sets will be available for purchase at $9.95 each.
The Kennedy Coin and Medal Set will be the third of four such releases in 2015. The Harry S. and Bess Truman Set, released on April 29, is now available for purchase, while the Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower set, released on May 12, is currently sold out. A Presidential Coin and First Spouse Medal Set honoring Lyndon and Claudia Taylor “Ladybird” Johnson is scheduled for release later this summer.
The Kennedy set is likely to generate a lot of interest. As noted by MNB, the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin has sold far better than its recent predecessors, with current sales figures totaling 12,008 across proof and uncirculated pieces.