Earlier today, Mar. 3, the United States Mint started selling the first of three Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets for 2016. Notably, the series wraps up this year. This latest collector product memorializes Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, and his wife Patricia Ryan Nixon.
Sets include an uncirculated quality Richard M. Nixon Presidential $1 Coin and a Pat Nixon First Spouse Bronze Medal. Both are presented in a protective plastic card that features portraits of the President and Mrs. Nixon, their signatures, historical information, and a certificate of authenticity.
Circulating quality Nixon dollar coins launched in U.S. Mint-branded rolls, bags and boxes on Feb. 3, 2016. Six product options are available, and their prices range from $32.95 to $275.95. Since their release, collectors have ordered more than 3.3 million of them.
The bronze medal is in the same likeness as Pat Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins. The U.S. Mint introduced those on Feb 18. First Spouse Gold Coins are produced at West Point Mint from one-half ounce of .9999 fine gold, and in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated. The Mint is currently selling the proof for $815 and the uncirculated coins for $795. Sales through Sunday, Feb. 28, hit 1,446 for the proof and 844 for the uncirculated for a combined 2,290.
Sets are easy to buy straight from the United States Mint website. They are online here. To place orders by phone, call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is no product or household ordering limits.
The final two Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets include collectibles featuring Mr. and Mrs. Ford and Mr. and Mrs. Reagan. Their release dates are in April and August. Also, many older sets remain available. They have sales ranging from 3,994 to 10,967.