5-Star Collection, Taft $1s and Reverse Proof Buffalo Start August

by Rhonda Kay on August 2, 2013 · 0 comments

This week was absent of new products from the United States Mint. That won’t be the case next week as the bureau kicks off August with three new products.

5-Star Generals Collection, Taft $1 Coin Cover, 2013 Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold

US Mint releases in early August include the 5-Star Generals Collection, the William Howard Taft $1 Coin Cover, and 2013 Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin

By order of release, these include the 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection, the 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover, and the 2013 Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin.

As a quick reminder, these products will be the first new ones eligible for free shipping when they are ordered online.

5-Star Generals Profiles Collection

5-Star Generals Profiles Collection

Starting the week on Monday, August 4, is the 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection for $74.95. Discussed previously here, the 50,000 limited-edition collection includes a:

  • 2013-W Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar,
  • 2013-D Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Half Dollar, and
  • Bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal

Both coins and medal are mounted within an easel-type packaging that has profile cards of the 5-star generals along with historic information about them and the military. The collection is a bargain because it is $2.95 cheaper than buying the two uncirculated coins separately, and it has more.

Upon its sales launch, orders for the 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection are accepted from this Mint product page.

William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover

William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover

One day later, on Tuesday, August 6, the U.S. Mint releases the 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover for $19.95.

This 27th issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series includes two William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of production at each U.S. Mint facility — February 11, 2013 for the Philadelphia Mint and February 6, 2013 for the Denver Mint. Both coins are mounted on a display card inside an envelope with a U.S. Patriotic Star stamp.

Collectors will find the 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover on this Mint product page.

2013 Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin in Case

2013 Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin in Case

Rounding out the releases for the week is the 2013-W Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin. It launches on Thursday, August 8, with pricing decided on August 7. If the average price of gold continues within $1,300 to $1,349.99 an ounce, the reverse proof will debut at $1,690.00.

Previously discussed here, this special reverse proof commemorates the 100th anniversary of James Earle Fraser’s designs that appeared on Type I Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickels in 1913 and on Gold Buffalos since 2006. Unlike most Mint products, this coin has a four-week sales window that ends on September 5, 2013.

Ordering for the 2013-W Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin is accepted from this Mint product page.

The following table shows the product schedule for the United States Mint in August.

US Mint Numismatic Product Releases in August

Release Date Numismatic Product Price
08/05/2013 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection $74.95
08/06/2013 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover $19.95
08/08/2013 2013-W Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin TBD
08/15/2013 2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets $12.95
08/26/2013 2013-S Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in 40-Coin Rolls $18.95
08/26/2013 2013 P&D Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in Two-Roll Sets $32.95
08/26/2013 2013 P, D & S Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in Three-Roll Sets $46.95
08/26/2013 2013 P, D or S Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in 100-Coin Bags $34.95
08/29/2013 2013-P Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin $154.95

 

For all these numismatic products, sales begin at 12:00 noon ET on the listed release dates. Those wanting to purchase by phone may do so at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), but then the Mint will charge its standard shipping fee of $4.95.

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