2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin Cover Available

by Rhonda Kay on September 17, 2015 · 4 comments

2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin Cover

2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin Cover

At noon EDT today, Sept. 17, the United States Mint began taking orders for a new coin cover that includes two circulating quality Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential dollars.

Priced at $19.95 each and limited to a mintage of 15,000, this latest collectible marks the 36th issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series and the fourth and last one for 2015.

Each coin from the cover is a first-day production strike, with the dollar from Denver Mint made on April 13, and the dollar from the Philadelphia Mint struck on March 13, 2015.

Back of 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin Cover

Back of 2015 LBJ $1 Coin Cover

Both dollars are mounted on a protective display card. The front side of the card features a portrait of the president with a postmark of "Stonewall, TX, September 17, 2015," representing where Johnson was born and the day of the coin cover’s release. On the back of the card is information about LBJ, the $1 coins, and the product itself.

The display card is placed inside an envelope that bears a Red, White, and Blue Forever® postage stamp.

Designs on LBJ Presidential $1 Coins

Photo of 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

Photo of a 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

Designed and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, obverses or "heads side" of the dollar offer a likeness of Johnson with surrounding inscriptions that read: LYNDON B. JOHNSON, IN GOD WE TRUST, 36th PRESIDENT and 1963-1969 for the years he served as commander-in-chief.

Presidential $1 Coins all share reverse or "tails side" designs bearing Don Everhart’s rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions around Lady Liberty include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.

Also common to dollar coins are inscriptions incused around their edges showing the year of issue, the ‘P’ or ‘D’ mint mark for the mint of origin, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Ordering

American Presidency $1 Coin Covers are available at the U.S. Mint’s website page, located here. To place phone orders, call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The three earlier 2015-dated covers commemorate John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman. As of Sunday, Sept. 13, they have sales of 17,494; 13,023; and 14,258. The Kennedy $1 Coin Cover has a higher limit of 35,000 units, while the others are held at 15,000.

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john k September 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Maybe in 25 years you can flip it for $ 9.95..

john k September 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

It will probally still be on sale at the Mints website in 25 years along with the Kennedy 2015 set

Richard September 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

John, at the last moment they’ll find an uncounted bag of them, which will be enough for LBJ to win that contest. (And notice that the picture of the cover’s reverse is inverted?)

Seriously, it’s a good picture of Johnson, but can’t imagine there will be much public demand. Not that good a time for America. It will be interesting to see what happens to the Nixon coins. Maybe, as “Mad” magazine once suggested, they should just print a $3 bill with his picture instead.

Dwight September 18, 2015 at 3:32 am

ebay seller hpandcc pre-sale asking price for one of the not yet released 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set is an outrageous $265.00 + $11.55 shipping = $276.55 each. That means $265.00/$57.95 = 4.573X. i.e., 357.3% Profit on each set. The coin flipper has listed six sets as being available. If the U.S. Mint ordering limit remains at only two sets per house, then the coin flipper is resorting to proxy purchasing for supply. The 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Sets won’t be released until next month on October 27, 2015.

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