Presidential Dollars, 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins and the 2013 Proof Set are scheduled to be released by the United States Mint in March, according to the Mint’s numismatic product schedule.
In total, the schedule indicates ten different products will be issued during the month, although the lion’s share is related to the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program. Of the ten, seven of them are different options related to the commemoratives.
The reason for the plethora of the related options is because the commemorative program actually includes three different coins — a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar and a half-dollar clad coin (see coin designs). Each of those must be multiplied by two because they are struck in proof and uncirculated qualities. As for the seventh product, it is a 3-coin proof set.
Shown in the table below are the ten different products scheduled for release by the U.S. Mint in March. After the table, brief information on each product is provided.
US Mint Product Schedule for March 2013
|Release Date||US Mint Product|
|3/7/2013||2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set|
|3/19/2013||2013 William McKinley $1 Coin Cover|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Proof $5 Gold Coin|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Proof Silver Dollar|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated Silver Dollar|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Proof Half-Dollar Coin|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated Half-Dollar Coin|
|3/21/2013||2013 5-Star Generals 3-Coin Proof Set|
|3/28/2013||2013 US Mint Proof Set|
*Product release dates are subject to change.
Typically, products may be ordered beginning at Noon (Eastern Time) on the day of their release. Orders are accepted via the U.S. Mint’s website at http://www.usmint.gov/ or by phone at the toll-free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Offered below are short descriptions of the pending releases:
Coin Category: Presidential Dollars | Price: $16.95
The 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ contains two uncirculated quality examples of each of the 2013-dated releases of the Presidential $1 Coin Program. Dollars of the series issued in 2013 honor William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-fifth through twenty-eight Presidents of the United States.
This program debuted in 2007 and honors the former Presidents of the United States in the order in which they served. The strikes are issued at a rate of four per year.
In the set are two uncirculated quality examples of each 2013 Presidential Dollar. One of the two is struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and the other at the US Mint’s facility in Denver. The $1 coins are mounted individually in protective blisters on a folder with brief biographical sketches and portraits of each President.
Coin Category: Presidential Dollars | Price: $19.95
Found in the 2013 William McKinley $1 Coin Cover is two circulation quality examples of the 2013 William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin. One is from the first day of production at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia (December 11, 2012) and one is from the first day of production at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Denver (October 3, 2012).
The dollars are mounted on a display card placed inside an envelope. The envelope contains one of the four U.S. Four Flags (Forever®) stamps with a postmark of March 19, 2013, Cincinnati, OH. The postmark is from the same day the coin cover was issued by the United States Mint.
Coin Category: Commemorative Coins | Price: TBD
As previously mentioned, the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin products issued by the U.S. Mint in March include a total of seven different items. Coins of the program are struck in recognition of five different 5-Star Army Generals including Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Henry "Hap" Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar N. Bradley.
The commemorative series contains $5 gold coins with a portrait of General Douglas MacArthur; silver dollars with obverse portraits of Generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower and half-dollar clad coins featuring obverse portraits of Generals Henry "Hap" Arnold and Omar N. Bradley.
In addition, the U.S. Mint is offering a 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program 3-Coin Proof Set which is expected to contain one proof quality example of the $5 gold coin, the silver dollar and the half-dollar coin.
Coin Category: Annual Sets | Price: $31.95
One of the most popular products to appear from the U.S. Mint this year, the 2013 United States Mint Proof Set®, contains one proof quality example of each of the 2013-dated coins that are generally struck for circulation. This year’s proof set contains a total of fourteen different coins.
Those fourteen coins include the four 2013-dated Presidential $1 Coins, the 2013 Native American $1 Coin, the 2013 Kennedy Half Dollar, the five 2013-dated America the Beautiful Quarters, the 2013 Roosevelt Dime, the 2013 Jefferson Nickel and the 2013 Lincoln Cent. Each is struck to proof quality at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco.
The proof coins are presented in three different protective lenses to preserve their finish.