Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available

by Rhonda Kay on September 3, 2015 · 0 comments

Today at noon ET, Sept. 3, the U.S. Mint released the final 2015-dated Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. This newest collectible commemorates Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, and his wife Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson.

Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set

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

Produced for collectors and priced at $9.95, the set contains one uncirculated quality Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and one Lady Bird First Spouse Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are displayed in a protective plastic card that features portraits of the President and Mrs. Johnson, their signatures, historical information, and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity.

Johnson $1s went on sale in U.S. Mint-branded rolls, bags and boxes on Aug. 18, 2015. Six product options are available, and their prices range from $32.95 to $275.95. Since their mid-August release, collectors have ordered more than x.xx million of them.

The bronze medal is in the same likeness as Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins, which debuted last Thursday on Aug. 27. All First Spouse Gold Coins are produced in the U.S. Mint facility at West Point, from one-half ounce of .9999 fine gold, and in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated. The Mint is selling the proof coins for $765 and the uncirculated coins for $745. Their prices could change from week to week based on the market value of gold. Sales through Sunday, Aug. 30, registered at 1,287 for the proof and 933 for the uncirculated for a combined 2,220.

Ordering Information

Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are easy to obtain straight from the United States Mint website. The set’s are online here. To place orders by phone, call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). They have no 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 the sets with their latest prices and sales as of Aug. 30:

Prices Latest
Sales
2015 Kennedy $9.95 19,433
2015 Eisenhower (currently unavailable) 5,319
2015 Truman 5,202
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) 3,977
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 5,474
2012 Cleveland (1st term) 4,949
2012 Harrison 4,784
2012 Cleveland (2nd term) 4,599
2011 Johnson $14.95 6,904
2011 Grant 7,561
2011 Hayes 5,927
2011 Garfield 5,619
2010 Fillmore $11.95 10,818
2010 Pierce 8,603
2010 Buchanan’s Liberty 8,575
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. The set of 2015 medals featuring Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy and Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson will launch on Sept. 21 for $16.95.

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