The United States Mint on Thursday released the Franklin and Jane Pierce Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Metal Set for a price of $11.95.
The combination marks the second release in 2010 and the fifteenth since the Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Coin programs began in 2007.
The pair are mounted within a US Mint described "durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information on the back."
The $11.95 price is $3 more than the cost of previous year’s sets. Buyers must also pay a $4.95 shipping and handling fee.
US Mint sales figures for last year’s sets and the Fillmore set released this year, as illustrated in the table below, are stronger than individual First Spouse Gold Coins, but less than bags and rolls of the Presidential Dollars.
Past Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Sales*
|William Henry & Anna Harrison Medal Set||13,962|
|John & Letitia Tyler Medal Set||9,695|
|John & Julia Tyler Medal Set (still available)||9,478|
|James & Sarah Polk Medal Set (still available)||9,018|
|Zachary & Margaret Taylor Medal Set (still available)||7,530|
|Millard & Abigail Fillmore Medal Set (still available)||6,541|
*US Mint sales figures as of June 20, 2010.
Further details are available for the latest issue on the:
Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
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 Mint also produces proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and gold, silver and platinum bullion coins.