2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Photos and Early Sales

by Mike Unser on March 18, 2015 · 0 comments

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.

Photo of 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and Packaging

This photo of the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set shows everything that comes with it — the outer packaging box, the four clad proof dollars held within a protective plastic lens and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity.

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:

Photo of 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set - Lens and Coins, Obverses

Obverse or heads side of the dollars

All Presidential dollars have a common reverse depicting a rendition of the Statue of Liberty. This next photo shows the coins’ reverses.

Photo of 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set - Lens and Coins, Reverses

Reverse or tails side of the dollars

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.

Edge View of Lens Holding 2015 Presidential $1 Proof Coins

A view of dollar edges

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.

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Certificate of Authenticity

Certificate of Authenticity

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Specifications

Proof Set Specifications

Sales Comparisons

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

  Issue
Price
Issue
Date
Debut Sales
Reporting Date
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).

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