2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set Photos

by Mike Unser on October 28, 2016 · 12 comments

This short article presents a photo overview of the Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set with its reverse proof Presidential $1 Coin, bronze medal, and anniversary proof American Silver Eagle.

Photos of 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set

Photos of a 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set

Released on Oct. 11 for $68.95, the set is the last in the series. Like others, its most appealing collectible is the exclusive reverse proof dollar. The medal is an alluring piece. It would have been fantastic in silver. Silver Eagles are always popular, and proofs are stunning, but the anniversary edition in this set has less impact because it’s also available separately for $53.95.

Sales of the sets through their first 13 days reached 28,083, or 18.7% of the allotted 150,000. Last year’s sets, honoring Truman, Eisenhower, JFK and LBJ, had smaller limits that ranged from 17,000 to 50,000. Most of them sold out within a few minutes or hours of their release. They also have an exclusive reverse proof $1 coin, and they have medals — but they’re in 99.9% pure silver instead of bronze. In two more differences, last year’s sets didn’t have an American Silver Eagle but they did include commemorative presidential stamps.

Below are some photos showing the collectibles within Reagan’s set. Enlarge a photo by clicking on it.

2016-S Reverse Proof Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin

Here are photos of a 2016-S Reverse Proof Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin. This dollar is not available in any other U.S. Mint product. Opposite of standard proofs, reverse proof coins have frosty fields and raised mirror-like devices.

Ronald and Nancy Reagan Bronze Medal

Here are two photos of both sides of a Ronald and Nancy Reagan Bronze Medal

2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof American Silver Eagle

The above photos show a 2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof American Silver Eagle

BEP engraved Ronald Reagan Presidential portrait

This photo shows the section of the set that holds the engraved Ronald Reagan Presidential portrait produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Here are larger photos of the coins and medal. You can also see more proof Silver Eagle photos here.

2016-S Reverse Proof Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin - Obverse, b

Reverse proof $1 (obverse or heads side)

2016-S Reverse Proof Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin - Obverse, a

Another view of the dollar obverse

2016-S Reverse Proof Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin - Obverse, c

One more view of the obverse

Ronald and Nancy Reagan Bronze Medal - Obverse

Bronze medal obverse

Ronald and Nancy Reagan Bronze Medal - Reverse

Bronze medal reverse


2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle, Obverse

Photo of the obverse side of a 30th anniversary 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle

2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle, Reverse

Photo of the reverse side of a 30th anniversary 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle

2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle - 30th Anniversary Edge Lettering

Photo of the proof Silver Eagle’s “30th ANNIVERSARY” edge lettering

Finally, here are photos of the set’s informational booklet and packaging to include images of its specifications and certificate of authenticity.

2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

The 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set and its contents


2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set Certificate

This is a photo of the front and back of the folder, which holds the reverse proof dollar, Silver Eagle, bronze medal and engraved Ronald Reagan Presidential portrait. The U.S. Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity appears on the back.


2016 Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set Specifications and Booklet

At left is a photo of the back sleeve, which holds the folder. It shows the coins and medal specifications. At right is the 24-page informational booklet with images from Reagan’s life and presidency.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling October 28, 2016 at 2:42 am

The reverse Proof $1 coin & bronze medal are proving tough to get a top 70 grade so far. MCM in Sarasota, Florida sent quite a few sets to NGC grading service also in Satasota & didn’t get a single 70 on either the RR $1 coin or bronze medal. MCM is the largest seller of modern US Mint coins. A large dealer in California who submits coins & medals to PCGS in California also didn’t get any 70 grades on the reverse Proof $1 coin or medal. The medals have reddish brown splotches & some small but deep scratches with some grading only 68. Will be interesting to see as more sets are submitted for grading if this situation changes!

-NumisDudeTX

Sue October 28, 2016 at 8:07 am

Hi Seth,
Pretty sad what you have just posted.
So, I believe it was in Wednesday show, Mike from HSN was selling “FDOI” 980 sets of PR70. Was he telling the truth about the condition? Of course he uses ANACS grading company, I believe

Thanks

Richard October 28, 2016 at 8:59 am

I disliked the man so maybe I’m biased, but doesn’t that smile on the coin look like he’s snarling or ready to bite? It’s a very odd presentation.

sc Mac October 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm

I think the best or most unusual item in the Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set, is the Edged Lettering on the Proof Silver Eagle. Only the second Silver Dollar to have it.
1992-D Olympiad was First. The Reverse Proof presidential’s are OK, but have little value in their composition.

Kerrie October 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Hi Seth,
I’m new to collecting coins. I get very confused by the different shows that sell coins. I would like to know the same thing about these FDOI PR70 on HSN graded by ANACS. I’ve also seen PR70 graded by ICG on another show. Do these grading services follow the same high standards as PCGS and NGC? Do coins graded by ANACS & ICG hold the same value as the same coins graded by PCGS or NGC? I only bought 1 Reagan set. Is it better to get the coins graded in this set or Leave it as it is?

Seth Riesling October 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Sue & Kerrie –

The top respected grading service is PCGS (they started the whole slabbed coins business in 1986) & most of their graded coins bring a premium in the marketplace. NGC is a close second place. But ANACS & ICG graded coins do not bring premiums at public auctions, except maybe a rare error coin (the best way to determine value is what a coin brings at public auction). Also, Mike Mezack of HSN & CSN has an exclusive agreement with ANACS for special labels that mean nothing to serious numismatists (like “first day of issue” etc.) Ever wonder how he gets so many of his coins & medals to grade 70 by ANACS!? Just try and offer one of his ANACS 70 grade coins or medals to a major US coins dealer & you will see the low offer compared to the same coin in a PCGS or NGC certified holder.
Good luck with your collecting.

-NumisDudeTX

Christopher Williams October 28, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Well written, Seth!!!

Seth Riesling October 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

Mike Unser –

Thanks for sharing your always great photos with us!

-NumisDudeTX

Tinto October 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

@Seth

How true and I also learned that from hard experience ..

joera October 30, 2016 at 6:36 am

Oh how I wish for a 70. It seems like the US Mint has problems with the Reverse Proof Coins from time to time. One year in the Native American Coin & Currency Set they will have some that WILL come out to 70s but then the next year they have a hard time getting 70s. What gives? Is it the mint (D, P, S..) they are using, that year, that is just not up to par on reverse proofs?

Seth Riesling October 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm

joera –

I agree that the quality on special finishes like the Enhanced Unc. Native American $1 coins & Presidential $1 Reverse coins should be better by now. They have produced 3 special finish NA $1 coins since 2014 & 5 RP Presidential $1 coins since last year & they should have the process down right by now as far as quality goes. They just don’t have as many employees hand-checking the special finish coins. They rely on electronic eyes that only detect major problems, not minor scratches etc. & that is the problem.

-NumisDudeTX

Ozzie November 9, 2016 at 12:48 pm

As of November 6 sales for the 2016 REAGAN COIN & CHRONICLES SET are 34,372

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