Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available

by Rhonda Kay on July 9, 2015 · 9 comments

At noon EDT today, July 9, the United States Mint will release the latest Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. This newest issue commemorates John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, and his wife Jackie.

Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set

The front card of the Kennedy 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.

This product for collectors, priced at $9.95, has one uncirculated quality John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Bronze Medal. These are in a protective card that shows portraits of the President and Mrs. Kennedy, their signatures, historical information, and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity.

JFK dollars went on sale in U.S. Mint-branded rolls, bags and boxes on June 18, 2015. Six product options remain available, with their prices ranging from $32.95 to $275.95. Since their mid-June release, collectors have ordered more than 3.86 million Kennedy $1s.

The bronze medal is in the same likeness as Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coins, which launched on June 25, 2015. The U.S. Mint at West Point makes all First Spouse Gold Coins from one-half ounce of .9999 fine gold and in collector finishes of uncirculated and proof. The Mint is now selling proofs for $790 and uncirculated issues for $770. These prices can vary from week to week based on the market value of gold. So far since their release, sales have reached 9,017 for the proof and 4,727 for the uncirculated for a combined 13,744. That is more than the past 6 coins combined which have been on sale for much longer.

Ordering Information

Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are available directly from the United States Mint with their sets located here. Place orders by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is no stated product or household ordering limits.

Set Sales

In the first few years of the program, the U.S. Mint would sell First Spouse Bronze Medals individually. In 2011, however, 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
2015 Eisenhower (currently unavailable) $9.95 4,816
2015 Truman 4,100
2014 Roosevelt (sold out) 7,000
2014 Hoover (sold out) 4,500
2014 Coolidge (sold out) 4,500
2014 Harding (sold out) 4,500
2013 Wilson with Edith medal (currently unavailable) 3,987
2013 Wilson with Ellen medal (currently unavailable) 3,990
2013 Taft (currently unavailable) 3,975
2013 Teddy Roosevelt (currently unavailable) 4,982
2013 McKinley (currently unavailable) 3,984
2012 Arthur 5,382
2012 Cleveland (1st term) 4,867
2012 Harrison 4,710
2012 Cleveland (2nd term) 4,519
2011 Johnson $14.95 6,868
2011 Grant 7,470
2011 Hayes 5,895
2011 Garfield 5,581
2010 Fillmore $11.95 10,785
2010 Pierce 8,564
2010 Buchanan’s Liberty 8,525
2010 Lincoln (sold out) 15,858

 

The United States Mint also sells an annual First Spouse Bronze Medal Set that includes each year’s medals. This year’s set of medals featuring Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy and Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson will launch on September 21, 2015 for $16.95.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Ilovesilver July 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

surprise it is not hot item as I thought it,

Two Cents July 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

The set has gone to Unavailable status, something that I did not expect so soon. I had thought that the set would go to Back Order until the US Mint made some more medals. I expected that the Mint would continue to make more Jackie medals as long as people continued to buy them, and there must be tons of JFK $1 coins around.

However, it seems that a key factor might be the plastic card that holds the coin and medal together. The Mint may have anticipated the higher demand and ordered more than the normal amount of coin/medal cards, but in case of a sell-out, they may not re-order more cards from the manufacturer, especially if it’s a foreign company.

In the past, Unavailable coins went straight to Sold Out, with a few coins being available in-between as orders were cancelled or returned.

This is a remarkable development that I did not anticipate. I wonder how many sets the Mint assembled: 15,000? 20,000?

Ilovesilver July 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Sold out ! at 3:00 PM /PST . Is it good news for investor?

Christopher Williams July 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

I got home from work and they were “Unavailable.”

I purchased ten during day using my laptop and WiFi.

Joe July 10, 2015 at 1:44 am

You can always wait for the 2015 first spouse medal set with Jacqueline Kennedy. Do out 9/21/15.

Christopher Williams July 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

That will be a popular set, Joe.

Christopher Williams July 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm

They are on “Back Order” now.

Expected delivery is September.

profitter July 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm

A lot of people bought it at 1st day , think they got burned ,it is wrong
It was 1st edition , only Around 10-20 k set, 2nd edition will be out at September,
So if u have 1st edition better to get it grading for proof of 1st edition .
Somehow this set is unlimited mintage. So US MINT could make couple million set to meet the demand .
But it will destroy secondary market like 1984 Olympic $coin ! So beware!

Christopher Williams July 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

The “Status” of these is now “Unavailable.”

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