Today September 3, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET, the US Mint will begin offering the Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for John Quincy Adams. This will be the latest offering for this oddly popular product.
Each set contains an uncirculated John Quincy Adams Presidential Dollar and a Louisa Adams First Spouse Medal. Both are held in a custom plastic card. Each set is priced at $7.95 each.
The US Mint’s product page can be found here, although ordering options won’t be available until later today.
Last year’s sold out Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets continue to sell for large premiums on the secondary market. This is despite the fact that the coin and medal contained in the sets can be obtained individually for just a few dollars.
I previously wrote a post about the high prices being paid for the Thomas Jefferson Set. Recently, the George Washington Set seems to have joined the Jefferson Set in premium price status. In the past month, the Washington Set has sold in two separate auctions for $87 and $177 dollars.
In my opinion the 2008 sets most likely will not experience the same price appreciation as the 2007 sets. However, at the end of the day the Coin & Medal sets are nicely designed and affordable. It might make sense to add some to your collection.