Today, Aug. 26, the United States started selling Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets. The set honors Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, and his wife Grace.
Available for $9.95, this product has one uncirculated quality 2014-P Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin and one Grace Coolidge First Spouse Bronze Medal made in likeness of Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins. The bronze medal and dollar coin are mounted on a decorative card with portraits of the two along with their signatures.
All First Spouse Gold Coins are struck in the U.S. Mint facility at West Point Mint from 0.5 ounce of 24-karat gold to uncirculated and proof finishes. The U.S. Mint is selling Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins in proof quality for $865 and in uncirculated quality for $845. These prices may vary from week to week as gold moves up or down. In fact, there’s a good chance on Wednesday that their prices may drop $25 since gold has been declining.
Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coins became available in rolls, bags and boxes on April 10 at prices ranging from $32.95 to $275.95.
Ordering and Sales of Past Sets
Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets may be ordered by visiting the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov. The online page for the sets is located here. Those who would rather buy over the phone may take that route by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The Mint does not list any household or mintage limits for this product.
In past years, the United States Mint would offer First Spouse bronze medals individually. That option was discontinued in 2011. Since then, Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets have been a primary source for getting the bronze medals of former First Ladies. Here is a list of prices and current sales for sets still available from the Mint:
|2014 Harding||$9.95||Not Yet Known|
|2013 Wilson (with Edith medal)||3,119|
|2013 Wilson (with Ellen medal)||3,411|
|2012 Cleveland (1st term)||4,552|
|2012 Cleveland (2nd term)||4,153|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty||8,205|
|2010 Lincoln (sold out)||15,858|
Additionally, each year the U.S. Mint releases the First Spouse Bronze Medal Set which has each of that year’s spousal medals. A release date for this year’s set is yet to be announced.