The United States Mint on Thursday issued the Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for a price of $11.95.
The product is the fourth and final release for the series this year and is expected to be the most popular. It is the seventeenth issued since the Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Coin Programs debuted in 2007.
The Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set includes and uncirculated Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar and a 1 5/16 inch bronze medal likeness of the Mary Told Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coin.
The pair is 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."
US Mint sales figures for 2009 and 2010 issues are stronger than individual First Spouse Gold Coins, but weaker than Presidential $1 coin bags and rolls.
Past Medal Set Sales*
|William Henry & Anna Harrison (no longer available)||13,962|
|John & Letitia Tyler (no longer available)||9,695|
|John & Julia Tyler (no longer available)||9,759|
|James & Sarah Polk||9,889|
|Zachary & Margaret Taylor||8,746|
|Millard & Abigail Fillmore||8,864|
|Franklin & Jane Pierce||6,540|
*US Mint sales figures as of December 19, 2010.
United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart designed the portrait of Lincoln that is featured on the obverse of the Presidential $1 Coin. Also shown are the inscriptions ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN GOD WE TRUST, 16TH PRESIDENT and 1861-1865.
The Mary Told Lincoln First Spouse Medal obverse was designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. It features a portrait of first spouse Mary Todd Lincoln with the inscriptions MARY TODD LINCOLN, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2010, 16th and 1861-1865. The reverse, designed by Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz, depicts Mary Todd Lincoln bringing wounded Union soldiers flowers and books.
Further information and order details are available at the following:
Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).