Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available

by Rhonda Kay on May 12, 2015 · 0 comments

Today, May 12, the United States Mint released another installment in its series of Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets. This new set honors the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his wife, Mamie.

Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set

The front card of the Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set includes portraits of two and their signatures. The back offers information about the medal and coin, to include specifications, and a short biography of the president.

Priced at $9.95, which is the same for sets since 2012, this collector product has one uncirculated quality Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin and one Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Bronze Medal. Both are mounted on a decorative card with their portraits and signatures.

Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coins became available on April 13 in U.S. Mint-branded rolls, bags and boxes at prices ranging from $32.95 to $275.95. Since their release, collectors have ordered just over 3.4 million of them.

The bronze medal is in the likeness of the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins that launched last week on May 7. All First Spouse Gold Coins are produced at the West Point Mint. Their precious metal composition totals one-half ounce of 24-karat gold, and the Mint makes them available in uncirculated and proof finishes. At this time, proofs are $790 and uncirculated issues are $770. These prices can vary weekly based on market conditions. So far, collectors have ordered 1,450 of the proof and 1,025 of the uncirculated.

Ordering Information

Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are available from the U.S. Mint’s website with their price page right here. Phone orders are accepted via 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Past Set Sales

During the first few years of the program, the U.S. Mint sold First Spouse Bronze Medals individually, but in 2011 they discontinued that option. Since then, Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets have been a primary source for getting the bronze medals of the former First Ladies.

Here is a list of Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets with their latest prices and sales:

Prices Latest
Sales
2014 Roosevelt $9.95 7,000
2014 Hoover 4,500
2014 Coolidge 4,500
2014 Harding 4,500
2013 Wilson (with Edith medal) 3,987
2013 Wilson (with Ellen medal) 3,990
2013 Taft 3,975
2013 Roosevelt 4,982
2013 McKinley 3,984
   
2012 Arthur 5,417
2012 Cleveland (1st term) 4,779
2012 Harrison 4,832
2012 Cleveland (2nd term) 4,431
2011 Johnson $14.95 6,828
2011 Grant 7,394
2011 Hayes 5,836
2011 Garfield 5,525
2010 Fillmore $11.95 10,745
2010 Pierce 8,516
2010 Buchanan’s Liberty 8,467
2010 Lincoln (sold out) 15,858

 

Also, the U.S. Mint offers an annual First Spouse Bronze Medal Set featuring each year’s medals. This year’s set contains medals for Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy and Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson. It has a scheduled August launch date.

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