This short article presents a sales and photo overview of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set with its U.S. postage stamp, silver medal and special reverse proof Presidential $1 Coin.
Collectors snapped up all the sets in very short order. Sales kicked off at noon on Tuesday, June 30, and they ended within 13 minutes when the United States Mint tagged them as "currently unavailable." On Wednesday, Adam Stump, the U.S. Mint deputy director for the Office of Corporate Communications, said that 16,780 of the maximum 17,000 sold in about 15 minutes. He added:
"All accepted orders will be processed and fulfilled on a first-in, first-served basis according to existing United States Mint policies. The product inventory is at the fulfillment center for immediate shipment to customers. No additional inventory will be produced. Product shipments, returns and exchanges will be monitored daily over the next few weeks."
The U.S. Mint’s online product page for the Chronicles Set still has a "Remind Me" button. It lets customers sign up for an email message should more become available as a result of cancellations or payment issues.
Here are some more photos of the set’s contents. Each image may be enlarged with a click.
And now, here are larger photos of the coin and medal.
Lastly, here are photos of the Truman bronze medal that the set’s silver medal is based upon.