All honoring Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, a first-ever reverse proof $1 coin, a one-ounce 99.9% fine silver medal and an 8-cent stamp make for an interesting collectibles set that should sell out quickly.
United States Mint sales of the new 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set open today, June 30, at 12:00 noon EDT. Its price is $57.95. Held in the set’s red presentation folder are:
- One reverse proof 2015-P Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin.
- One Harry S. Truman Presidential Silver Medal.
- One Harry S. Truman 1973 8c postage stamp.
- An information booklet chronicling Truman’s life.
The silver medal is struck at the United States Mint facility in Philadelphia from the same blanks that are used for the agency’s flagship American Silver Eagle products. It depicts a bust of the president with the opposite side featuring the Presidential Seal and a view of the south portico of the White House after reconstruction.
Shown directly below are photos of the Truman Presidential bronze medal from 1945 and a U.S. Mint image of the silver version that is included in the chronicles set.
The set’s real gem is its reverse proof $1 coin. The U.S. Mint has been striking Presidential $1 Coins since 2007. The reverse proof is a first for the series, and it is only available in the set. Opposite of standard proofs, reverse proof coins have frosty fields and raised mirror-like devices.
Limited to 17,000 and with a household ordering limit of 5, these sets are headed for a sellout. Last year’s still available 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set has sales of 13,093 and the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set ended with sales of 15,145. Both have sales obviously under the 17,000 level, but neither had a first-ever reverse proof dollar.
Forthcoming sets will honor former presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. They have on-sale dates of Aug. 11, Sept. 15 and in October. Each will also include a silver medal and a reverse proof $1 coin. Kennedy’s set has a higher limit of 25,000 while the others match the Truman set maximum of 17,000.
Order the Truman Coin & Chronicles Set on the United States Mint website, with a link to it right here. Place phone orders using 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).