Available at noon ET today, Dec. 17, 2013, is the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set, one of the year’s most unique offerings from the United States Mint.
Priced at $57.95, the Coin and Chronicles Set contains:
- a clad 2013-S Proof Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
- a 1.5-inch Bald Eagle Bronze Medal from the National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Medal Series
- a one-ounce, 99.9% pure Theodore Roosevelt Silver Medal
- a 4×6 print honoring President Roosevelt’s military service
- a booklet with educational information about Roosevelt’s life and legacy
Roosevelt Silver Medal
Most unique to the Coin and Chronicles Set is the Roosevelt silver medal. Never before issued in silver, it was originally offered by the U.S. Mint in bronze sizes of 3-inch and 1 5/16-inch. Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, this version has the same specifications as an American Silver Eagle except it has a smooth instead of reeded edge.
Designed by Charles E. Barber, the obverse features Roosevelt’s portrait and encircling inscriptions of THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Found on the reverse is George T. Morgan’s design of Columbia with her hand resting on a column bearing a cinerary urn and devices symbolizing the authority of the United States. To the right are the inscriptions reading INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SEP. 24, 1901. SECOND TERM MARCH 4, 1905. Toward the top and in the background is the U.S. Capitol.
Bald Eagle Bronze Medal
The Bald Eagle medal is also from times past, debuting in July 2003. It was the first of four designs celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. These medals shared a common obverse portrait of Roosevelt, considered the father of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Reverses depicted the bald eagle, an elk, salmon and canvasback ducks.
In 2003, they were was available in .900 fine silver for $29.50 with mintages of 35,000 for the bald eagle and 25,000 each for the elk, salmon, and canvasback ducks designs. All sold out. Medals were also available in bronze for $4.50 in unlimited quantities.
Within the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set is the bronze version of the Bald Eagle medal. Also struck at the Philadelphia Mint, it is composed in 95% copper and 5% zinc with a diameter of 1.5 inches and a smooth edge.
Obverse inscriptions found to the right of Roosevelt’s portrait read CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF CONSERVATION, 1903-2003, and THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Circling the edge of the upper rim is the inscription NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM. This design was created by Norman E. Nemeth.
The reverse, designed by Donna Weaver, depicts a bald eagle in flight with a treetop in the background and the inscription BALD EAGLE at the top right.
Presidential $1 Coin
As the 26th President the United States, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coins were the 26th issued in the Presidential $1 Coin Program. They debuted in rolls, bags and boxes on April 11, 2013.
Inside the Coin and Chronicles Set is a proof $1 coin from the San Francisco Mint.
Designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna, around Roosevelt’s portrait are inscriptions THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN GOD WE TRUST, 26th PRESIDENT and 1901 – 1909.
Reverses of all Presidential $1 Coins depict a rendition of the Statue of Liberty by Don Everhart. Inscriptions read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.
Edges of the dollars have 2013, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and the San Francisco "S" mint mark.
Orders for the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set may be placed from the United States Mint using the online ordering page, located here. Orders are also accepted by telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
There are no household or mintage limits.