2015 JFK Coin & Chronicles Set Images

by Mike Unser on September 3, 2015 · 29 comments

In about two weeks, the United States Mint will release its third Coin & Chronicle Set of the year, this one featuring John F. Kennedy. This year’s first two sets for Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower sold out within 15 minutes of their release. The third set, well, buyers will line up to get it too.

2015 John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles Set

The 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set includes a 1964 stamp, reverse proof $1, silver medal, and informational booklet

Its online product page is ready to go. The U.S. Mint this week published images and a full description of the limited-edition set in preparation for its launch on Sept. 16.

To summarize, key product and release details include:

  • Price of $57.95, the same as the last two sets.
  • Household ordering limit of 2, the same as the last issue but 3 less than the first one.
  • Product limit of 50,000, up from an earlier announced limit of 25,000 sets. The first two sets each had limits of 17,000.
  • Inclusion of one 2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin.
  • Inclusion of one John F. Kennedy Presidential Medal struck in one ounce of .999 fine silver.
  • Inclusion of one John F. Kennedy U.S. postage stamp issued in 1964.
  • Inclusion of one informational booklet with images from Kennedy’s life, military career and presidency.

The reverse proof $1 is exclusive to the set, and the third of its type ever issued within the Presidential $1 Coin series. The U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia makes the silver medals and reverse proof $1 coins but only the coins have the ‘P’ mint mark.

Photo of Harry S. Truman Presidential Silver Medal

Photo of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Silver Medal from the first 2015-dated Chronicles Set

Photo of 2015-P Reverse Proof Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin

Photo of the 2015-P Reverse Proof Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin, also in the first Chronicles Set

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Silver Medal

Photo of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Silver Medal from the second 2015-dated Chronicles Set

Photo of 2015-P Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin

Photo of the 2015-P Reverse Proof Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin, also in the second Chronicles Set

Here are larger U.S. Mint images of the JFK set’s reverse proof $1 coin and silver medal:

2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin

2015-P Reverse Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin


John F. Kennedy Presidential Silver Medal

John F. Kennedy Presidential Silver Medal. For the reveres, and as described by the U.S. Mint, it features: the inscription “INAUGURATED PRESIDENT” centered at the top of the medal and “JANUARY 20, 1961” centered along the bottom of the medal. Also, included is the Presidential Seal with the burning torches of liberty on each side with the following excerpt from the President’s Inaugural Address: “WE SHALL PAY ANY PRICE, BEAR ANY BURDEN, MEET ANY HARDSHIP, SUPPORT ANY FRIEND, OPPOSE ANY FOE TO ASSURE THE SURVIVAL OF LIBERTY. JOHN F. KENNEDY.”

29
Leave a Reply

avatar
  
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
29 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
14 Comment authors
WhistlerHewhodontknowKBJohn ORonnieBGood Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Joe #2
Guest
Joe #2

Why should JFK be looking down???? He looks half asleep or in a trance
Can’t the mint get ANYTHING right lately???.

george glazener
Guest
george glazener

He’s thinking about what’s become of the office of the Presidency since he was there.

Domin8r
Guest
Domin8r

Over the many years of presidential portraits, it eventually became tradition to have the official presidential portrait painted after each president left office. So, after her husband’s death, Jackie Kennedy commissioned Aaron Shikler to paint the official portrait of John F. Kennedy. In an interview that appeared in a People magazine article, Shikler stated that Jackie gave him specific directions on painting her husband’s image.1 According to Shikler, Jackie said, “I don’t want him to look the way everybody else makes him look, with the bags under his eyes and that penetrating gaze. I’m tired of that image.” So, Shikler started sketching the president’s image, and he finally found inspiration from a photograph of JFK’s brother, Ted, grieving after his brother’s untimely death. In the funeral photograph Ted Kennedy had his head bowed and his arms crossed. Shikler got to work and presented Jackie with a sketch of JFK in… Read more »

Joe #2
Guest
Joe #2

LoL.. Maybe George. He looks disgusted…

Dave Leavitt
Guest

The portrait is classic and true to form. I’m concerned about the Mint web crashing and losing out on this.

john k
Guest
john k

Maybe he looks that way because 25% of the coins are already being picked over by the big boys..i.e. mint cronies..and we as the little guy collectors are left fighting over the crumbs..get ready for another “unexplainable mint site crash “

Broadwing
Guest
Broadwing

50k, should make for an additional 10 minutes till a sell out so I’d say there all gone by 12:25 pm EDT. I should sell bets on who calls it closest, and give away one of the two sets I just know I’ll be able to get. $1.00 a bet, heck I could pay for my sets that way and still be ahead. I mean it has nothing to do with coin collecting anymore, the coin doesn’t count, it’s the label that has the extra value from the grading company and that RP-70 grade in that first release new color holder, and it’s how much the flippers will make on E-bay, right? Does anyone remember when this was a real hobby? I really can’t wait to hear all the moaning from those who wonder why at 12:00 sharp 10,000 collectors hitting the buy button at the same time on the… Read more »

Christopher Williams
Guest
Christopher Williams

There are already “Presale” listings of these on Ebay–What a surprise.

Eddie
Guest
Eddie

Have a question about grading:
If I order 2, the US MINT sends me a single box with both sets inside. Since I only want to send one of them for grading, will PCGS & NGC accept the single set after I opened the original US MINT shipping box?
I am confused, please help.

joera
Guest
joera

I will be one of those 10,000 hitting the buy button at 12:00. But maybe I will have a better chance at it if I wait till 12:02 or 12:03. But according to Mike “SOLD OUT, LIMITED EDITION, EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO US” Mezak, (thanks to Christopher Williams for the “name.” I added the last part cause he says that a lot too.), the Roosevelt sold out in like 90 seconds. lol And he, or they, were able to get around 4,000 sets. He says he could only get 2 at a time on the second market paying 2-4 times the U.S. Mint cost. How much of that do you think is true? I watch that show just to see what he has to says next.

joera
Guest
joera

Christopher Williams, I would really like to see your YOU TUBE video about Mike Mezak. Do you have a link or a search I could use to view it. Like I said I never know what “words of expertise or useful information” he has to say next. And there are some times I do hear some facts about the coin world that I follow up on so I can know as much as I can about coin collecting and the hobby. Thank you & I wish you luck on what ever next “BIG EVENT OR SALE” the U.S. Mint has planed for us in the coming months.

Christopher Williams
Guest
Christopher Williams

Joera, the link is below.

It was done years ago and is a bit “crude,” but I think I made my point in it.

RonnieBGood
Guest
RonnieBGood

Hi Eddie, Instructions for coin submission are posted on both NGC & PCGS websites. Special instructions and links are typically in articles posted by CoinNews.net so watch this site for links for this set (or search for prior set instructions as a reference). Go to NGC or PCGS sites to be certain of a correct submission. They have specific submission instructions and forms that are filled out online. I would submit both sets for grading as this will increase your chances of getting at least one set with all 69 or 70 grades! If you only submit one set it is rare that you will receive them all in one grade (typically you will get a mixture of 68 to 70 grades). Matched sets have a greater value to collectors that collect “Graded Sets”. Again watch for specific submission instructions (on how to submit & remove coins or leave them… Read more »

John O
Guest
John O

comment image

KB
Guest
KB

Be careful about sending these in for grading! I would open the box and inspect them,The Quality on these coins have been terrible!! If you see anything at all on the coin,spots a scratch any little speck! Probably not worth the grading!

Broadwing
Guest
Broadwing

Reply to : Christopher Williams,
Do you get money for hawking that video on you tube? I think I’ve seen you post it more times than I’ve seen complaints about the mints’ website. Just wondering why the obsession with the video? If you get royalty money what not, if not why?

Christopher Williams
Guest
Christopher Williams

To Broadwing:

I get zero monies for my video.

Second, I only posted the link because someone asked me to. I have never voluntarily posted that link to my video that I made five years ago.

I made that video at the time to vent.

I hope that answers your question.

joera
Guest
joera

To Broadwing: I am the one who asked for the link of the YOU TUBE video. If you read all the post here you would know that I did ask for the link. And also that Christopher post a link to the video BECAUSE I ASKED FOR IT. He did mention the video before but only because I also used the name he gave Mike, “sold out, limited edition” and that was the first time I ever read any thing about the video. I don’t read all the post on this site but I do try to read as many as I can. Now, I have read a lot more complaints about the Mint than I have read about any video. A lot more complaints by far, I mean a lot. So much that other people have complain about all the people that have post complaints about the Mint. Now… Read more »

Broadwing
Guest
Broadwing

Hey, no sweat about the video. I was’nt trying to attack anyone just questioning why I had seen it mentioned more than five times on these forums as a topic to go watch by Christopher and it just seemed sort of obsessive like the same people always whining about the mint, unless of course they got their order through then they crow like Rocky winning the Title “Yo Adrian, I did it!”

Just made me curious although I haven’t watched it myself. Not really interested in HSN nor have I been since I started collecting in the 70’s even thought they started later. People sure are sensitive on this site. Excuseeeeee me.

Christopher Williams
Guest
Christopher Williams

Thank you, Joera. Much appreciated.

Christopher Williams
Guest
Christopher Williams

To Broadwing, no problem.

All is good.

Hewhodontknow
Guest
Hewhodontknow

When did this series originally started?

Eddie
Guest
Eddie

Ronnie,
Thanks about the help on coins submittal for grading, I appreciate it.
Still don’t know if they would take my coins for grading if I don’t submit them in original US MINT box, though…

Whistler
Guest
Whistler

Very nice, I can hardly wait for the mint website to crash while I am on line @ 9am sharp, then watch the horror on HSN sell the coin$ for excessive prives to rip off the public…bu the set in 2 years, it will be like $50

Broadwing
Guest
Broadwing

I can not for the life of me understand all the print that HSN gets on this blog. Many years ago in 1999, in the late night I watched a coin show on HSN, and right away knew it was a rip off with inflated prices and 24 karat gold plated coins.

Being a informed collector I never went back to watch this trash even for entertainment. I must have missed something as it seems many on this blog seem to go to HSN to see what is happening in the coin market?

I don’t know about you but I go to the Greysheet for my info on prices and trends in the coin market. I guess I’m missing some quality entertainment and coin collecting knowledge by not watching?

joera
Guest
joera

You asked a question about it. Like I said I do my research. I do not buy from them. Just like u I know they are over priced & 24k plated is not worth it. It is not quality entertainment but at 2-4 a.m. I’m a channel flipper & well I run into it. I do get a kick out of some of his “sales pitches” and check up on what he says knowing I will find true & useable information else where. You talk about eBay flippers. HSN is a flipper just as much. You say there are a lot of people “whining” but yet you say “I really can’t wait to hear all the moaning.” Kind of the same with me & HSN. “Hate and Like” kind of thing. But I do see & understand your point and these post should be more about the news of coin… Read more »

Christopher Williams
Guest
Christopher Williams

I am also into autographs and in the days of past I used to love watching Don West on the overnight shows hawking his junk. But I showed watching his shows on cards, etc.

I also watch HSN Coin Collector because I love watching the coin presentations.

To each his/her own.

I enjoy both hobbies and that’s the bottom line.

I enjoy the input here from everyone.

Domin8r
Guest
Domin8r

To Eddie: 1. Grading adds value, particularly if you want to “RETAIL” sell the coins in the future – meaning selling on eBay, etc. Dealers/buyers may pay a slight premium, but not like eBay buyers and you will be disappointed in any estimates they give you versus eBay. 2. You will have to become a member, meaning, you will have to pay a subscription fee BEFORE sending the coins to grade (+ subsequent grading fees, + shipping, + insurance + the %$%# “PROCESSING FEE”.) 3. ONLY Use PCGS or NGC (here in Sarasota.) 4. If you’re looking to get a “First Strike” (PCGS) or “Early Release” (NGC) designation on the grade, then your coins will have to be submitted before a certain deadline (all of this info is on either of their websites). But they do not have to be in original mint packaging. And there is an additional fee,… Read more »

Eddie
Guest
Eddie

Domin8r,
Thanks for taking the time to make clear the pros/cons of grading coins.
I think that based on your write up, grading my modern coins may not be for me. All those fancy First Strike, Early Releases do not mean a whole lot, in my opinion….they are just more ways to rip off the average collector like me.

Thanks again,

Eddie.