The fifth and last 2013 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Bronze Medal Set from the United States Mint launched today, Dec. 19. It is also the final product from the bureau this year. This set honors President Woodrow Wilson and his second wife, Edith Wilson. Last week, on Dec. 10, the Mint issued the set featuring a medal of Wilson’s first wife Ellen.
This newest product includes an uncirculated 2013-P Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin as well as an Edith Wilson bronze medal, which bears the same likeness of her First Spouse Gold coins. Both are struck at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. Only the dollar has a "P" mint mark, however, which is found on the coin’s edge. The dollar and the bronze medal are mounted in a decorative card with portraits of the two and their signatures.
Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints became available when they were released in rolls, bags and boxes on Oct. 17, 2013. These products are sold for prices ranging from $32.95 to $550.95.
Struck at the West Point Mint, First Spouse Gold Coins are available in proof and uncirculated qualities and are struck in one-half ounce of 24-karat gold. Currently the Edith Wilson First Spouse Gold Coins are available for $815.00 for the proof quality coin and $795.00 for the uncirculated quality coin. Prices may vary as the gold market moves up and down from week to week.
Pricing, Ordering and Sales of Older Sets
This set is available from the United States Mint for a price of $9.95. Collectors who are interested in any of the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Bronze Medal Sets can place orders through the Mint’s website, www.usmint.gov. Their online product is located here. Domestic Web orders currently quality for free standard shipping.
Orders may also be placed calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no household or mintage limits for this product.
In previous years, the U.S. Mint would offer First Spouse bronze medals by themselves, but in 2011 they discontinued the option. Since that time, the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets have been the primary source for acquiring the bronze medals that honor our past First Ladies. Here is a list of prices and current sales for sets still sold by the Mint:
|2010 Millard & Abigail Fillmore||$11.95||10,477|
|2010 Franklin & Jane Pierce||8,284|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty||8,106|
|2010 Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln (sold out)||15,858|
|2011 Andrew & Eliza Johnson||$14.95||6,593|
|2011 Ulysses & Julia Grant||6,973|
|2011 Rutherford & Lucy Hayes||5,614|
|2011 James & Lucretia Garfield||5,263|
|2012 Alice Paul||$9.95||4,852|
|2012 Frances Cleveland (1st)||4,302|
|2012 Caroline Harrison||4,061|
|2012 Frances Cleveland (2nd)||3,818|
|2013 Ellen Wilson||Not Reported|
|2013 Helen Taft||Not Reported|
|2013 Edith Roosevelt||Not Reported|
|2013 Ida McKinley||Not Reported|
Last week, on Dec. 16, the United States Mint also released a product that contains all five 2013 First Spouse bronze medals. It is available for $16.95.