At noon EDT today, July 9, the United States Mint will release the latest Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. This newest issue commemorates John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, and his wife Jackie.
This product for collectors, priced at $9.95, has one uncirculated quality John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Bronze Medal. These are in a protective card that shows portraits of the President and Mrs. Kennedy, their signatures, historical information, and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity.
JFK dollars went on sale in U.S. Mint-branded rolls, bags and boxes on June 18, 2015. Six product options remain available, with their prices ranging from $32.95 to $275.95. Since their mid-June release, collectors have ordered more than 3.86 million Kennedy $1s.
The bronze medal is in the same likeness as Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coins, which launched on June 25, 2015. The U.S. Mint at West Point makes all First Spouse Gold Coins from one-half ounce of .9999 fine gold and in collector finishes of uncirculated and proof. The Mint is now selling proofs for $790 and uncirculated issues for $770. These prices can vary from week to week based on the market value of gold. So far since their release, sales have reached 9,017 for the proof and 4,727 for the uncirculated for a combined 13,744. That is more than the past 6 coins combined which have been on sale for much longer.
Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets are available directly from the United States Mint with their sets located here. Place orders by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is no stated product or household ordering limits.
In the first few years of the program, the U.S. Mint would sell First Spouse Bronze Medals individually. In 2011, however, they discontinued that option. Since then, Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets have been a primary source for getting the bronze medals of the former First Ladies.
Here is a list of Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets with their latest prices and sales:
|2015 Eisenhower (currently unavailable)||$9.95||4,816|
|2014 Roosevelt (sold out)||7,000|
|2014 Hoover (sold out)||4,500|
|2014 Coolidge (sold out)||4,500|
|2014 Harding (sold out)||4,500|
|2013 Wilson with Edith medal (currently unavailable)||3,987|
|2013 Wilson with Ellen medal (currently unavailable)||3,990|
|2013 Taft (currently unavailable)||3,975|
|2013 Teddy Roosevelt (currently unavailable)||4,982|
|2013 McKinley (currently unavailable)||3,984|
|2012 Cleveland (1st term)||4,867|
|2012 Cleveland (2nd term)||4,519|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty||8,525|
|2010 Lincoln (sold out)||15,858|
The United States Mint also sells an annual First Spouse Bronze Medal Set that includes each year’s medals. This year’s set of medals featuring Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy and Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson will launch on September 21, 2015 for $16.95.