The U.S. Mint last week started selling its 2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set for $17.95. This article presents photos of the set and compares its starting sales to those from prior years.
This year’s set includes proof editions of the final three Presidential dollars. They feature frosted portraits of former Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan that contrast against mirror-like backgrounds.
One plastic lens holds the dollars, protecting them and allowing easy viewing of their sides and edges. Here’s a photo that shows a lens and the heads side of the coins:
Presidential $1 Coins share reverse designs depicting a rendition of the Statue of Liberty. This next photo is of the dollar reverses.
Edges of dollar coins have incused lettering for their year of minting, the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM, and a mint mark denoting where they were made. The San Francisco Mint produces proof $1 coins so each has an ‘S’ mint mark.
U.S. Mint products for collectors ship with a certificate of authenticity. The back of certificate lists the specifications of the three dollars to include names of their designers and sculptors.
This year’s set scored opening 6-day sales of 124,420, the quickest start since the set from 2012. Final sales tend to at least double early figures, as illustrated in the table below.
Debut Sales of 2010 – 2016 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets
|Debut Sales||Ending Sales|
|2016||$17.95||Feb. 16, 2016||Feb. 21, 2016||124,420||N/A|
|2015||$18.95||Mar. 10, 2015||Mar. 15, 2015||110,863||221,274*|
|2014||$18.95||Feb. 18, 2014||Feb. 23, 2014||109,289||229,415|
|2013||$18.95||Feb. 14, 2013||Feb. 18, 2013||119,765||266,618|
|2012||$18.95||April 24, 2012||April 30, 2012||146,097||249,298|
|2011||$19.95||Feb. 22, 2011||Feb. 27, 2011||163,129||299,853|
|2010||$15.95||Feb. 11, 2010||Feb. 14, 2010||224,426||535,463|
|2009||$14.95||Feb. 10, 2009||Feb. 15, 2009||82,168||627,925|
*Last year’s set is no longer available but the U.S. Mint continues to tweak its ending total.
Order proof sets from the United States Mint’s online store, using this page, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).