2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set Images Unveiled

by Mike Unser on September 30, 2016 · 25 comments

In preparing for the Oct. 11 launch of the 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set, the United States Mint updated its online product page.

2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set - Packaging, Booklet and Sleeve

U.S. Mint images of its 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set

Images of the set’s contents and packaging were unveiled, and extended details about the set are now available — beyond the summary information we wrote about earlier in the month.

Increased Ordering Limit

A change since that earlier article includes an increased household ordering limit, raising it to five sets from one set. The 150,000 set maximum remains, as does the originally published price of $68.95.

Update: Later in the afternoon on Sept. 30, the U.S. Mint adjusted the ordering limit to 3 sets per household.

Product Images and Information

Below are more U.S. Mint images of the set’s contents, plus their descriptions.

Medal and Coins from the 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

Medal and coins of the 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

In looking at the Mint images above:

  • The 1 ½-inch bronze medal is a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan for their distinguished records of public service on behalf of the American people and international community.

  • The 2016-S Reverse Proof Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin is minted at the U.S. Mint at San Francisco.

  • The 2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof American Silver Eagle is minted at the U.S. Mint at West Point.

We also added our own photos of a proof Silver Eagle. In addition to its inclusion in the set, the 30th anniversary coin is sold individually at catalog.usmint.gov for $53.95.

2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof American Silver Eagle

CoinNews photos of an obverse and reverse of a 2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof American Silver Eagle

The set includes an engraved Ronald Reagan Presidential portrait that is produced from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The two coins, bronze medal, and engraving are displayed in a rich blue folder covered in soft-touch material with a handsome textured look and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Here are two U.S. Mint images of the set’s folder:

Closed folder of 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

Blue folder of 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

Opened folder of 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

This image shows the folder partially opened

Sales of the set will begin on the 11th at noon Eastern Time. The U.S. Mint’s product page for it is right here.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe C. September 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm

I wish the mint would have made the proof silver eagle “enhanced” or somehow different from the previous released 2016 silver eagle proof. Another missed opportunity for a unique set.

Richard September 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm

I agree though it does have the edge lettering that is very difficult to see given how it is packaged. In my opinion something like that should have been used for the entire 30th anniversary issue (personally I wouldn’t buy anything having to do with Reagan but that’s a different issue).

sc Mac September 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm

According to this Post the Reagan Reverse Proof will have the S Mint Mark, unlike The Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson…..which carry the P. Wonder why the change ?

Stuart Wheeler September 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Other than the fact that Mr. Reagan was from California and the reverse proof being struck in California, it shouldn’t make any difference where it was struck. If the U.S. Mint chose Denver to strike the coin, so what. The Mint will do what it wants regardless of how collectors feel. What they should’ve done to cap the series off was to include a Reagan Stamp (if any) or, a series 1976 $2 FRN since the next one is dated 1995, after Mr. Reagan’s presidency. My thoughts only. [SJW]

Christopher Williams September 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Hi Mike, and thank you for the above info.

I just went to the US Mint site and it reads the “Household Limit 3.”

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) September 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Christopher – Thanks, the U.S. Mint made the adjustment this afternoon from 5 to 3 sets.

Joe September 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm

They really could have put themselves out a little bit more for this set. S mint mark on a clad golden dollar. Whoopie!!

Seth Riesling September 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Where in heck did the Mint come up with the ridiculously high mintage of 150,000 sets?! The JFK C&C set was 50,000 sets & took awhile to sell out. Was Reagan three times more popular than JFK?! Lol
A nice set for sure, but will be available well into next year I suspect.


Christopher Williams September 30, 2016 at 7:47 pm

You’re welcome, Mike, and thank you.

Christopher Williams September 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm


With 150,000 sets being available, at least I won’t have to worry about getting through on my laptop from my work parking lot.

I’m sure they’ll be plenty when I get home from work.

Ryan September 30, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Was really looking forward to this set (one of my favorite presidents), but doesn’t include anything special so I will be passing on this. Why did they not choose to make a 1oz silver medal like they did for the rest of the coin and chronicle set?

Christopher Williams September 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm

The US Mint’s decision-making is baffling.

Seth Riesling September 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Christopher Williams –

So true. And at least everyone will have the chance to get up to 3 sets if needed for a collection or a gift. I love these C&C sets, but this one will be the most common one obviously since the first one in 2005 for Chief Justice John Marshall.

Happy collecting!


Tinto September 30, 2016 at 9:35 pm

@Seth Riesling

Yeah, at least I won’t have to go crazy trying to get one and getting even crazier when I log in 15 minutes before order time only to have the Mint’s website giving me the finger like it did with the Ike C&C. I ended up buying one in OGP … At least I can say I have a complete collection of Prez C&C sets issued by the US Mint.

Tinto September 30, 2016 at 9:36 pm

I meant to say “I ended up buying one in OGP from eBay”

joera October 1, 2016 at 4:51 am


Christopher Williams October 1, 2016 at 7:07 am

The Reagan Set will complete my collection also.

Don’t ask me why, but I am working on my “Second Complete Set Of The Coin & Chronicles Series.”

Chris October 1, 2016 at 8:59 am

I don’t think the 150,000 mintage is high, considering the reverse proof dollar, so I would not take a relaxed stance on this. It will sell out for that reason alone. I do agree with the poster who complained that there is no silver medal. A silver version the the Reagan inaugural medal would have looked great. Very disappointed that they are going with the silver liberty instead. What does that have to do with Reagan, other than it was first issued during his presidency? Is there not enough time to change this before it goes on sale?

jerry in jersey October 1, 2016 at 9:28 am

150,000 sets! WOW! As usual, the mint spoils everything by getting greedy.
They should have kept the 50,000 set total as for the JFK set. No rush to buy this necessary. It will probably take a long time to sell out, just like the gold liberty centennial quarter.

vadim October 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm


I wasn’t aware of this but thanks to Mike Unser’s earlier article on this set I know why USMint decided to include silver eagle. On July 9 1985 Reagan signed Liberty Coin Act which authorized the series of 1-ounce, .999 fine silver coins. I wish they could’ve included a reverse proof or burnished eagle.


Steveo October 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm

You’re already getting a reverse proof coin. Why should you get an enhanced silver eagle? Don’t get greedy. Although, I’d prefer a silver medal to stay consistent with the previous sets.

Dennis October 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm

It’s a damn shame that the flippers won’t be able to make so much money on EBay on this one… I would like to see the mint charge $1000 for the extremely low mintage sets. They might as well make some money on the sets… At least with 150,000 of them, maybe the shopping networks won’t have enough people to get half of the issue .

michael October 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

i hope there are opportunities to sell these for $50 margin!

Whistler October 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm

150k W0W…NANCY was a sell sell, Ronnie will do better but this is not a item the flippers etc., will like, too many, will be on sale for a bit of time….The MINT needed to include a package of Jelly Bellies TM…now that would sell out!! maybe…..or a Raygun stamp with a Jelly BEan flavored gum…yumy

jay delaro October 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

I have to agree about the mintage being too high, however I do like the Silver Eagle proof in the set, now I just have to buy this last C&C set to go with my others and I don’t have to buy a separate anniversary proof eagle. I don’t really collect proof eagles but I do have all the anniversary silver eagle sets, so I figured I should have this anniversary eagle. I do collect the uncirculated silver eagles with W mint mark and am waiting for those to go on sale, this is the latest those have gone on sale since their release, maybe they will have a nice low mintage coming out so late in the year…Cheers!

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