2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set Release

by Mike Unser on June 30, 2015 · 63 comments

All honoring Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, a first-ever reverse proof $1 coin, a one-ounce 99.9% fine silver medal and an 8-cent stamp make for an interesting collectibles set that should sell out quickly.

2015 Truman Coin and Chronicles Set

2015 Truman Coin & Chronicles Set — 1973 8c stamp, reverse proof $1, silver medal, informational booklet and packaging

United States Mint sales of the new 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set open today, June 30, at 12:00 noon EDT. Its price is $57.95. Held in the set’s red presentation folder are:

  • One reverse proof 2015-P Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin.
  • One Harry S. Truman Presidential Silver Medal.
  • One Harry S. Truman 1973 8c postage stamp.
  • An information booklet chronicling Truman’s life.

The silver medal is struck at the United States Mint facility in Philadelphia from the same blanks that are used for the agency’s flagship American Silver Eagle products. It depicts a bust of the president with the opposite side featuring the Presidential Seal and a view of the south portico of the White House after reconstruction.

Shown directly below are photos of the Truman Presidential bronze medal from 1945 and a U.S. Mint image of the silver version that is included in the chronicles set.

Harry S. Truman Presidential Bronze Medal

These two photos show the obverse and reverse of the Truman Presidential Bronze Medal from 1945.

2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential Silver Medal

Here is an image from the United States Mint that shows the Truman Presidential Silver Medal.

The set’s real gem is its reverse proof $1 coin. The U.S. Mint has been striking Presidential $1 Coins since 2007. The reverse proof is a first for the series, and it is only available in the set. Opposite of standard proofs, reverse proof coins have frosty fields and raised mirror-like devices.

2015-P Reverse Proof Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin

U.S. Mint image of the 2015-P Reverse Proof Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin

Limited to 17,000 and with a household ordering limit of 5, these sets are headed for a sellout. Last year’s still available 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set has sales of 13,093 and the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set ended with sales of 15,145. Both have sales obviously under the 17,000 level, but neither had a first-ever reverse proof dollar.

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 & Chronicles Set

2015 10c proof and reverse proof

Most recently, the Mint included a reverse proof coin in the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. This photo shows a regular proof (left) and a reverse proof (right).

Forthcoming sets will honor former presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. They have on-sale dates of Aug. 11, Sept. 15 and in October. Each will also include a silver medal and a reverse proof $1 coin. Kennedy’s set has a higher limit of 25,000 while the others match the Truman set maximum of 17,000.

Ordering

Order the Truman Coin & Chronicles Set on the United States Mint website, with a link to it right here. Place phone orders using 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Tom H July 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

By the way, I got my shipping notice at 6:37 pm EST. I had an order confirmation at 12:01.

Gary July 2, 2015 at 4:54 am

You are absolutely right…and this was the case I believe before on another issue. The main thing is how well these coins have been struck or will they be like the Reverse Proof Roosevelt Dimes and toughfer to get in PF 70?

Boz July 2, 2015 at 7:08 am

Tom I think you hit the nail on the head with your last question. And now they have admitted that the holders destroy your coins so all previously graded coins will need to be resubmitted (at our cost) for reholdering in an environmentally “safe” manner.

Whistler July 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

What a load of BS. The mint creates this situation by such conduct, a 15m sellout, I did not get one, but in the long run, who will care about this, sell now flippers, the price will fall like the special finish Sac $1, has fallen, these Presidential coins of late are really ugly & look to be engraved by a computer. Again, how is a guy on ebay offering 44 sets TODAY & sold 16 already…WTF…oh well its happened before; PS my back order MOD sets arrived 3 weeks ago, and it aint August….the mint put their support & $$ on the Jackie O gold it seems.

Whistler July 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm

BY THE WAY- I have maybe left an email like 7 times to be notified when available from the mint, I have never gotten sheet from the mint, this is a BS option

Whistler July 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

May these guys choke like this one on ebay:
2015 HARRY S.TRUMAN COIN & CHRONICLE SETS – 25 SETS IN UNOPENED MINT SEALED BOX- how do you have 25 sets in ONE box????????
see 301677077689………
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing…….

Christopher Williams July 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm

There are a few Ebay sellers who have/are selling more than twenty sets.

I’m like “What the heck!!!”

RonnieBGood July 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

For those with questions on Grading:
To be given the Early Release & First Release pedigree the only requirement by NGC is that it is graded within the first 30 days of Release by the US Mint (this date info for the “Early Release” pedigree is charted on their website). In this case All of the coins shipped in time (to be reshipped to the Graders within 30 days of the issue / sale date) will qualify for this pedigree. PCGS has similar requirements.

Christopher Williams July 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Christopher Williams July 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

BTW, that’s not my auction….

Christopher Williams July 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The sets are selling for over $200.00 now.

Frank V Niemiec July 31, 2015 at 11:38 am

The mint is full of B.S. Their main concern are the dealers. How does a certain dealer on tv advertise that he only has 4728 sets (amt. just a close.guess, but not far off) Then the label has something like 438 of 4728. How could he possibly know those figures so soon after the release date? Why can’t they offer regular 20 coin rolls of American Eagles at a lesser price than forcing you to buy them from (Authorized Dealers) at a higher mark-up? I guess it’s all the same old Crap.

ed August 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm

I agree how a so many people selling so many when theres a shipping limit all bs

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