The United States Mint last week started selling its 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set for $18.95. This short article presents a photo overview of the set of four clad dollars which scored six-day starting sales 110,863.
Inside the set are collector proof versions of the $1 coins commemorating Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Proof coins feature frosted designs that contrast against mirror-like backgrounds, making them very popular with collectors.
A single lens holds the dollars, protecting them and making it easy to view both their sides and edges. Here is a photo that shows the obverse or heads side of the coins and their presidential portraits:
All Presidential dollars have a common reverse depicting a rendition of the Statue of Liberty. This next photo shows the coins’ reverses.
Edges of dollars have edge-incused lettering of the year of minting, the mint mark for the United States Mint facility of origin, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The U.S. Mint in San Francisco strikes these coins so they have a ‘S’ mint mark.
All proof sets ship with a certificate of authenticity. The back of certificate also displays specifications of the four clad Presidential $1 Coins to include names of the designers and sculptors.
As a quick note, the 110,863 sales start of this year’s set is slightly quicker than last year’s. The 2014 Presidential $1 Coin Proof set opened with six-day sales of 109,289. Final set sales tend to at least double their early performance. The following table shows some comparisons:
Debut Sales of 2010 – 2015 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets
|Debut Sales||Ending Sales|
|2015||$18.95||Mar. 10, 2015||Mar. 15, 2015||110,863||N/A|
|2014||$18.95||Feb. 18, 2014||Feb. 23, 2014||109,289||221,507*|
|2013||$18.95||Feb. 14, 2013||Feb. 18, 2013||119,765||266,645|
|2012||$18.95||April 24, 2012||April 30, 2012||146,097||249,298|
|2011||$19.95||Feb. 22, 2011||Feb. 27, 2011||163,129||299,853|
|2010||$15.95||Feb. 11, 2010||Feb. 14, 2010||224,426||535,463|
|2009||$14.95||Feb. 10, 2009||Feb. 15, 2009||82,168||627,925|
*Last year’s set is still available.
Order proof sets directly from the United States Mint’s website, found here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).