2015 Coin & Chronicles Set Prices

by Mike Unser on April 29, 2015 · 10 comments

United States Mint pricing has been announced for the four 2015-dated Coin & Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Silver Medal

Here are two photos of a FDR Presidential silver medal (obverse and reverse), one of the collectibles in last year’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set

The price for each set will be $57.95, according to a U.S. Mint memo published today on the Federal Register, the official source of notices by government agencies and a daily journal of their proceedings.

That’s the same price as the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set (see photos) and the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set (see photos). The former is still available from the Mint and has current sales of 12,434. The latter sold out at 15,145 and is selling in the secondary market at prices ranging from about $75 to $110. The two sets include coins of the year featuring the presidents, along with silver and bronze medals that honor them.

More information about this year’s sets should become available soon. Their on-sale dates are still to be determined, and their contents have yet to be revealed.

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RonnieBGood May 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

The definition of a “Coin” is an officially stamped piece of metal, used as money. Since this is not official money it should be called a Metal or a Token and Chronicles Set!

RonnieBGood May 3, 2015 at 11:59 am

Medal…

RonnieBGood May 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Or Coin, Stamp, Medal and cardboard set.

RonnieBGood May 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm

I guess I am just curious as to why the Mint did not wait until the presidential series was completed and then start this series from the beginning w/ Washington?

Jeff May 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

@RonnieBGood (and others):
While not a definitive statement, let me posit that these sets have been rather tepid sales generators because they do not include any unique coins (or other items) deemed to be of collectible value. If you are collecting coins, then packaging should not matter. If the packaging is important, then many of these kind of items should command a much higher price in the secondary market.
The 2015 series of sets will have unique coins, and I suspect they will go quickly, much like the 2014 Coin and Currency set did, once the disclosure was made that it had a unique finish dollar. The mint has tried on many occasions to create markets for coin products which simply did not materialize. If you remember the beginnings of the 50 state quarters, there were numerous packagings to get the quarters, including the ‘Greetings from America’ series (started in 2002 when the state stamps came out – and which you can still obtain from the Post Office at full price, but curiously the 2008 issues are not available), the spoons, Christmas ornaments and other overpriced items. They tried the same with the Presidential dollars – the short-lived Historical Signature Sets are an example and should be worth up to or beyond $100 based on the total issue being so low.
The same can be said for the Kennedy specials – we may see price appreciation, but it will depend on how these ultimately become collected. If the 2016 centenary gold issues are successful, the Kennedy gold may be collected as part of that series as well. It’s all marketing and focus groups, and sometimes the focus group research doesn’t match what ultimately happens.
If I couldn’t get the ‘Greetings’ sets and the Signature sets at about 20% of original issue, I would never have even tried to obtain them. I didn’t see any purpose in the Lincoln set (still don’t), but may try to obtain a 2013 TR set if I can get one for a reasonable price. With these 4 new sets, this may signal that there will be renewed interest in the 2013 and 2014 sets, and if continued into 2016 for the last of the Pres. dollars, it might be a nice little collection of interesting items.
As far as going back and doing something for the other Pres. dollars, while they could make use of the uncirculated hoards that are sitting around in the Fed vaults, the 2012 and later issues don’t have that vast amount as they were only issued for numismatic demands, and since proofs have been used; it is unlikely many would sell that weren’t proofs and those can’t be coined again unless the authorizing legislation was modified (but it could only be to produce coins dated in a future year – say 2017 – for those not already included in some kind of set).
So, unless there is a sufficient source of proof sets lying around from which proof dollars could be extracted (remember the early sell out of 2012 sets), it seems unlikely that anything along those lines would even be possible. And they would probably be overpriced in any case.

Annie May 6, 2015 at 4:39 am

What coins are included in the 2015 chronicles coin set?.
A silver one ounce medal. A president proof dollar. A presidential bronze medal same design with the silver medal. That is all about it. Price is $57.95. But if the mint willing to make more sales. Further reduce the maximum mintage. Add an additional bonus coin on it. Insert some stamps. For example. Kennedy chronicles set. Insert another half dollar Kennedy clad proof coin to it. And do not increase the selling price.
Will the mint listen to us?. Not really.

Broadwing May 8, 2015 at 3:53 pm

I am not really impressed by the announcement of a reverse proof presidential dollar added to the set. I’m just not feeling excited by it. Seems like another way to spend money on something that may or may not go up in value. I am not a fan of the dollar series anyway as I thought they looked more like gas station tokens we used to get in the 60’s and 70’s. Now if it was silver RP dollar, I might bite. Just wondering when are we getting the RP Quarter, nickel, and penny, if ever?

Ilovesilver May 8, 2015 at 10:23 pm

I will buy all, if they don’t set up household limited :5
20000 set x about $60 = 1.2 M that is Bargain to be Monopoly !

Legend May 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A reverse proof Presidential Dollar, especially in the waning years of the series will just hammer the desirability of the Chronicles Sets. They will sell out….yesterday. With Kennedy being still in the minds of so many Americans, it will be more sought than the 1964 Half. People still pay premiums for unsearched rolls, accentuated hair, and such. Be smart, early ordering will be essential. And the Reverse Proof Presidentials will be more key then silly double lettering, or such sillyness making the market nowadays.
I cannot wait to gey Kennedy Reverse Proofs in slots, making the Dollar set a sure winner, and not just another series. Gonna be sad to see them go out of the yearly sets, been fun to collect!

Brett January 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

The mint needs to get out of the medal and tokens and just print money. All the other is just cheaping coin collecting. Stick to what you where originally proposed to do. They already have trouble keeping up with the job they have. Also cut productions of Pennies and nickels. Producing billions of coins a year which Billions are not being used anyway. And Get rid of the billions of dollars of $1 coins sitting in warehouses with nowhere to go because no one wants them. More cost to the mint for warehouses, heating cooling upkeep etc. Cut your budgets and save money then you will have money to operate. Also a investor/collector ought to be able to buy rolls of Eagles at the mint, instead of selling to a few in the country and leaving us at their mercy for the price of a roll. Please wake up and do whats right for the people.

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