The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Rutherford B. Hayes and Lucy Hayes on September 22, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET.
This product includes one uncirculated Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Dollar and one Lucy Hayes Bronze Medal mounted on a plastic display card. The card includes portraits of the President and First Lady on the front and issuance information on the back.
The price for each set is $14.95. There is no stated maximum product limit or household limits imposed.
All of the previous releases for the product type from 2010 and 2011 remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website. The 2010 releases for Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln are priced at $11.95 each. The 2011 releases featuring Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant are priced at $14.95 each.
This product type has been offered since the start of the Presidential Dollar Program, even surviving a broad realignment of the US Mint’s product catalog which took place at the end of 2008. At that time, other Presidential numismatic products such as the Historical Signature Sets, individual proof coins, and 250-coin bags were discontinued.
Numismatic Gold Coin Prices Decreased
Yesterday’s post mentioned the potential for a price decrease for the US Mint’s numismatic gold products. Although gold was above the $1,800 mark for some of the day, the London PM fix price was $1,793, which allowed a pricing adjustment to take place.
The proof and uncirculated Gold Eagles, proof Gold Buffalo, proof and uncircualted First Spouse Gold Coins, and proof and uncirculated $5 gold commemorative coins had their prices decreased by one pricing increment. Basically, this resulted in a price decline of $50 for each ounce of gold content.
The price of the recently released Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coin is now back to the initial levels at $1,041 for the uncirculated version and $1,054 for the proof version. After the start of sales on September 1, these prices were in effect for less than 24 hours, before the rising market price of gold caused the US Mint to suspend sales. The product was not available until the following week, when sales were resumed with the price two increments higher.