The first set in what seems to be a new ongoing offering features George Washington and can be found here. The set includes a 2007 Proof George Washington Dollar and a Presidential intaglio print with the official presidential signature from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These come in a textured, leather-like folder with a certified of authenticity.
These sets went on sale yesterday April 8, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. The sets are priced at $19.95. This set seems to be a little bit of a surprise since the Mint made no prior product announcements or release notice. A reader mentioned the new set in yesterday’s comments.
This offering is the latest in a plethora of Presidential Dollar products. The Mint has offered the new dollars in bags, rolls, annual proof sets, annual uncirculated sets for each mint and both mints, individual proofs, single uncirculated dollars paired with First Spouse medals, First Day Covers, and as part of the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Set.
The appeal of the Presidential Dollar Coin Historical Signature Set would seem to be the intaglio print plus the fancy packaging. I don’t anticipate that this will be a very popular offering, but at least it’s different than some of the other recombined Presidential Dollar products.