Availability of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set has ended with the United States Mint tagging the product as “sold out." U.S. Mint reporting last had its sales at 15,144.
I like this set. It’s unique with two medals, a coin and complimenting packaging. Most importantly, it includes the first ever 99.9% silver Roosevelt medal struck by the U.S. Mint. For that reason alone I was a tad surprised that sales didn’t reach higher — but then it’s not a coin either.
Also, the timing of the set’s release was less than perfect and the delay in shipping them didn’t help. It’s harder to get motivated for a 2013-dated product when 2014 is right around the corner, it’s also more difficult to free-up extra money so close to the holidays, and then the set’s late shipping, about three-months after ordering, dampened excitement and diluted word of mouth.
Collectors who purchased sets have to be pretty happy — they received an attractive product and there aren’t a lot of them around. Secondary market prices are starting around $75 for one, and there is room for growth.
Released on Dec. 17, 2013 for $57.95, the Coin and Chronicles Set includes:
- a 2013-S Proof Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
- a 1.5-inch Bald Eagle National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Bronze Medal
- a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Medal
- a 4×6 print honoring President Roosevelt’s military service
- a booklet with educational information about Roosevelt’s life and legacy
The bronze Bald Eagle medal was adapted from the first of four .900 fine silver medals released in 2003 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. To follow are photos of the bronze medal in the set and then photos of the silver medal issued in 2003.
The silver Theodore Roosevelt Presidential is also based on an older design. It was originally offered by the U.S. Mint in bronze sizes of 3-inch and 1 5/16-inch.
Finally, here is a photo of the proof $1 found within the set.