John and Julia Tyler Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets were launched Tuesday at noon ET by the United States Mint for $8.95 each, plus shipping and handling.
Included for the price is an uncirculated Tyler Presidential Dollar and a 1/15 inch Julia Tyler Bronze Medal. The set is the third released this year and the eleventh since the offerings began in 2007.
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."
The dollar and medal combination has proven to be very popular with collectors and a lucrative product for sellers in the secondary market. Current eBay auctions show listings for past sets as high as 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:
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. For information on the first dollar coin and medal set which includes his first wife Letitia, read Tyler Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set on Sale.
Images and information for all First Lady medals and coins are available on the CoinNews sister site, First Spouse Gold Coins.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and gold, silver and platinum bullion coins.