On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the United States Mint released the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Cover. The product is priced at $19.95 and it is the 26th issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series.
This release comes just two days shy of one month after the release of Roosevelt dollars in rolls, bags and boxes.
Included within the coin cover are two Theodore Roosevelt Presidential dollars minted on the first day of production — one on January 9, 2013 in the Philadelphia Mint and the other on February 5, 2013 in the Denver Mint. Each coin is mounted on a display card that is held inside an envelope. The cover features a portrait of President Roosevelt and a 46-cent Patriotic Star stamp. It is also postmarked May 9, 2013, New York, NY to denote its release date.
Sales for this product are limited to 20,000 units and will be available for at least one year, unless they sell out first.
Previous sales for Presidential $1 Coin Covers show that around 10,000-11,000 will sell in the first week or so. Helping debut sales for the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series is the U.S. Mint’s Online Subscription Program. This program allows coin collectors to receive products as soon as they are released without needing to place an order for each one.
Theodore Roosevelt $1 Dollar Coin Designs
Obverse designs of Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coins bear an image of President Roosevelt by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Inscribed on this side of the coin is "THEODORE ROOSEVELT," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "26th PRESIDENT" and "1901 – 1909."
The reverse of all Presidential $1 Coins depict a rendition of the Statue of Liberty by Don Everhart. Inscriptions read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "$1."
On the edge of the coin are the incused inscriptions "2013," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and the mint mark of either "P" or "D."
Orders for 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Covers and many earlier issues may be placed online through this:
United States Mint Product page
Phone orders are also accepted at the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Orders can be placed by those who are hearing and speech-impaired by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). There are no household ordering limits.
The Mint adds a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 to all domestic orders.
Buyers who are also interested in Roosevelt coin rolls, bags, and boxes can still order them directly from the United States Mint as well. The special Mint-wrapped $25 rolls containing either Denver or Philadelphia strikes have a price of $32.95, and 100-coin bags are $111.95. Boxes with 250 coins are $275.95 while the 500-coin box is $550.95. Extra shipping and handling fees apply to the boxes because of their extra weight.
About President Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy fought in the Spanish-American War leading the charge at Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill in 1898. He also served as governor of New York City for a short time before becoming Vice-President under William McKinley. Shortly after McKinley’s second election he was shot and died eight days later, making Roosevelt the 26th President.
As President, Roosevelt believed that the government should be a great arbiter of the conflicting economic forces in the United States and was known as a "trust buster" for forcing the dissolution of a great railroad combination. He also steered the U.S. into a larger role in world politics. Some of his most effective achievements, however, were in conservation. These include adding to the national forests of the west and reserving lands for public use.