I have been able to obtain some preliminary details on the Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set mentioned in a post earlier this week. Each set will include one coin and two medals, with one of the medals representing a special first time offering.
The coin included in the set will be a proof quality 2013-S Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint.
This coin has previously been released within the 2013 Proof Set and 2013 Presidential Dollars Proof Set.
The first medal included in the set will be a 1.5-inch bronze Bald Eagle Medal from the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) Centennial Medal Series.
Back in 2003, the United States Mint had released a series of 90% silver medals with a common obverse design featuring Theodore Roosevelt and four reverse designs featuring the bald eagle, elk, salmon, and canvasback duck. These limited mintage silver medals had sold out quickly, although they can now be found around the original issuance price.
To coincide with the release of the 90% silver medal, the US Mint also offered a 1.5 inch bronze version of the bald Eagle medal. This was sold individually priced at $4.50 per medal.
In 2008, the medal was available for a second time as part of a coin and medal set offered for the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program. The set contained the uncirculated version of the 2008 Bald Eagle Silver Dollar and the NWRS Bald Eagle Bronze Medal. This set reached final sales of 26,918 units.
The second medal included in the Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set will be a one ounce .999 silver Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Medal.
This medal has been widely available in bronze, but it has never been offered in .999 silver. I have created the image above based on the bronze version. The US Mint has not yet released an image of the new silver version.
The upcoming Coin and Chronicles Set will be completed with a print honoring Roosevelt’s military service and a booklet with educational information highlighting his legacy as a soldier, statesman, and conversationalist.
According to the US Mint, the set “will be available until sold out”. It is unclear if there will be a mintage or ordering limits imposed. The pricing is also not yet finalized. The product schedule lists a release date of December 17, 2013.