Tomorrow, November 19, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for the Presidency of William McKinley.
The release of this set comes long after the original release of the William McKinley Presidential Dollars on February 19, and very shortly following the release of the Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coins on November 14. Both of the designs are brought together in a compact and low priced format.
Each set includes an uncirculated 2013 William McKinley Presidential Dollar and a bronze medal bearing a likeness of the Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are mounted on an illustrated plastic card with issuance information on the back.
The sets are priced at $9.95 each with no stated product limits and no household ordering limits.
From 2007 until 2011, the US Mint had offered individual bronze medals featuring the designs of the First Spouse Gold Coins. Starting in 2012, these bronze medals were no longer offered individually, but only within the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets, as well as in the annual four or five medal sets issued near the end of the year.
As such, the William & Ida McKinley Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set will represent one of two products to contain the Ida McKinley Bronze Medal. The other will be the 2013 First Spouse Bronze Medal Five Medal Set which carries a tentative release date of December 2013 with a price of $16.95.