The newest Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set went on sale Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for $9.95.
Featured within the set is an uncirculated quality dollar depicting Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States, and a bronze medal bearing a portrait of his wife, Caroline Harrison.
As shown on the image above, the U.S. Mint mounted the $1 coin and bronze medal on an illustrated plastic card containing signatures and portraits of the former President and First Lady. Displayed on the back of the card is the issuance information about the coin and bronze medal.
Sporting a different finish than found within the set, circulating quality Benjamin Harrison $1’s were released several months back, on August 16, 2012. The U.S. Mint continues to offer these coins in roll, bag and box products. The set’s 1 5/16 inch bronze medal has the same designs that are found on 24-karat Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins. Those debuted last week, on December 7, 2012. First spouse medals were once sold separately, but that has not happened this year.
Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets have been listed at different prices since they first debuted. Those in 2010 are $11.95. Prices went up to $14.95 in 2011. Each of these older sets remains available at the U.S. Mint’s online store. The latest available sales figures for all sets still on sale are listed below.
2010 – 2012 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Sales*
|2010 Millard & Abigail Fillmore||10,228|
|2010 Franklin & Jane Pierce||8,074|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty||7,828|
|2010 Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln||15,397|
|2011 Andrew & Eliza Johnson||6,292|
|2011 Ulysses & Julia Grant||6,531|
|2011 Rutherford & Lucy Hayes||5,270|
|2011 James & Lucretia Garfield||4,834|
|2012 Chester Arthur & Alice Paul||3,223|
|2012 First Term Grover and Frances Cleveland||not yet reported**|
*Sales figures are as of December 10, 2012. **The first term Grover and Frances Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set went on sale November 20, 2012. The U.S. Mint, however, has yet to report its sales.
Collectors may place orders for the Benjamin and Caroline Harrison Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set right here or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The Mint charges a $4.95 shipping and handling on all domestic orders.
Second term Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are scheduled for sale next week, December 20, 2012. The U.S. Mint on the same day will introduce the 2012 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set for $16.95. These are last 2012-dated products.