It’s been exactly one month since the U.S. Mint released a new product. That changed today at noon ET when sales kicked off for the Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. The set includes collectibles featuring Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, and his wife Lou.
Listed at $9.95, this product has one uncirculated quality 2014-P Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin and one Lou Hoover First Spouse Bronze Medal. The bronze medal and dollar coin, both struck at the Philadelphia Mint, are mounted on a decorative card with portraits of the two and their signatures.
Hoover Presidential $1 Coins became available in rolls, bags and boxes on June 19, 2014 at prices ranging from $32.95 to $275.95.
The medal is made in likeness of Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins which launched on Aug. 14, 2014. First Spouse Gold Coins are struck in the U.S. Mint facility at West Point Mint from one-half ounce of 24-karat gold to uncirculated and proof finishes. The U.S. Mint is selling Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins in proof quality for $815 and in uncirculated quality for $795. These prices can vary weekly based on the direction of gold.
Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are available from the United States Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog. The sets are located here. Those who would rather buy over the phone may take that route by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Next week, on Oct. 21, the U.S. Mint will release the Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set.
US Mint Sales of Past Sets
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:
|2013 Wilson (with Edith medal)||3,320|
|2013 Wilson (with Ellen medal)||3,578|
|2012 Cleveland (1st term)||4,590|
|2012 Cleveland (2nd term)||4,209|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty||8,240|
|2010 Lincoln (sold out)||15,858|
Every year the U.S. Mint also offers a First Spouse Bronze Medal Set which has each of that year’s spousal medals. This year’s set with medals for Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is scheduled for an Oct. 23 release at an expected price of $16.95.