2015 Silver and $1 Sets; Popular Coin News

Eisenhower $1 and Medal Set and 2015 Silver Proof Set
New U.S. Mint product releases this week include a Eisenhower $1 Coin & Medal Set and the 2015 Silver Proof Set

This week is similar to last week with more world coins and United States Mint product releases.

On Tuesday, May 12, the U.S. Mint will issue the Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for $9.95. This set includes an uncirculated Eisenhower $1 and a bronze medal in the likeness of Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins.

One of the U.S. Mint’s core annual products, the 2015 Silver Proof Set, launches on Thursday, May 14. Priced at $53.95, the set has 14 coins, and broken out there are 7 coins in standard compositions and 7 other coins in 90% silver. These sets are popular with collectors. More than 150,000 should sell during the first few days.

Products from the U.S. Mint launch beginning at 12 Noon ET on their release day. As always, we’ll cover their releases here on CoinNews.net, and talk about the new world coins. Until then, here are last week’s five most read:

  1. 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set Available – At noon ET today, May 4, the United States Mint released the much-awaited 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set for $61.95. Many collectors believe the silver set will sell out at its limit of 75,000. The two dimes are drawing special interest. Not only are they U.S. Mint firsts, but the set’s product limit guarantees that they will have the lowest mintage in the Roosevelt dime series.

  2. March of Dimes Special Silver Set Photos and Sales – Give the United States Mint kudos for a very fine job in developing, producing and selling their 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Sets. I was among buyers of the 52,540 that sold on launch day, this past Monday, and I had them in hand by Wednesday morning. Ordering was smooth and delivery fast.

  3. Royal Canadian Mint Releases Looney Tunes(TM) Coins – The Royal Canadian Mint just released new gold and silver coins showcasing the lovable cartoon characters of Looney Tunes™. These officially licensed collectibles feature characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil and Wile E. Coyote.

  4. Star Trek The Next Generation Coins Launch – The Perth Mint of Australia just released two silver coins in collector proof quality that feature Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise, the commander and his ship from the popular television show Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sold individually and in a set are two 99.9% pure silver Star Trek coins.

  5. Reverse Proofs for 2015 Coin & Chronicles Sets – For the first time in its history, the United States Mint will issue reverse proof Presidential $1 Coins. The U.S. Mint made the announcement on Thursday in a memo to news editors that outlined the contents of the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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