The US Mint on Tuesday launched the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin & Letitia Tyler First Spouse Medal Set for $8.95. The set is the second released this year and the tenth since the popular offering began in 2007.
Included for the price is an uncirculated Tyler $1 coin and a 1/15 inch Letitia Tyler Bronze Medal.
The two are mounted within an attractive "durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information on the back," states the US Mint site.
The dollar and medal combination has proven to be extremely popular with collectors and a lucrative product for sellers in the secondary market. Current eBay auctions show listings for past sets at 2-6 times the original Mint prices. 2007 sets are currently commanding the highest premiums.
Details are available for the latest issue on the US Mint page:
Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set — John & Letitia Tyler
Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
John Tyler was married twice while President. A separate set will be issued later this summer featuring his second wife Julia.
Images and information for all First Lady medals and coins are available on the CoinNews sister site, First Spouse Coins.