US Mint Online Series Chronicles the Life of Ronald Reagan

by Mike Unser on June 24, 2016 · 18 comments

The U.S. Mint has unveiled Part I of a four-part online series chronicling the life, legacy and influence of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.

US Mint and Reagan Series

This image shows a screenshot of the U.S. Mint website where a new documentary-like series talks about the life and legacy of Ronald Reagan.

Part I explores Reagan’s early family life, recounting his childhood in northern Illinois, his school years, and his early jobs during the Great Depression.

Forthcoming series will discuss Reagan’s:

  • FILM & TELEVISION CAREER,
  • CALIFORNIA POLITICS & PRESIDENCY RACE, and
  • PRESIDENCY & LATER LIFE.

In 2014, the U.S. Mint ran a similar series chronicling the life of John F. Kennedy and the half-dollar coin that honors him. That year, the U.S. Mint issued special 50th anniversary coin products to include a dual-dated proof 50c gold piece and unique silver half-dollars.

This year, on July 1, the U.S. Mint will begin to sell collector coins featuring Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Product options include 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coins in circulating quality and 2016 $10 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins in qualities of proof and uncirculated. They are the last issues from the 10-year series of Presidential $1 Coins and First Spouse Gold Coins.

Later in the year, the U.S. Mint will introduce the highly anticipated 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set. The Mint already released several 2016-dated products that include Reagan dollars, like those in the annual mint, proof and silver sets. Look for those at catalog.usmint.gov.

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joe#2

Go RONNIE… We miss you like crazy…

Richard

Go far, far away. And stay there.

joe#2

Ritchie.. He was the greatest president.

vadim

One of the best if not the best!

Seth Riesling

Richard –

“Ronnie” is far, far away – in Heaven or Never Never Land with his boss Nancy now! One of the best testaments to true Love they were as a couple! Do you think they are discussing the Trump mess?! May they R.I.P.

-NumisDudeTX

joe#2

Amen Seth

Seth Riesling

Mike Unser –

The 2014 gold Kennedy half dollar was not a reverse Proof coin as you stated. It was a regular Proof gold coin – the one that never reached a total sellout of the 75,000 mintage.

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling

joe#2 – President Ronald Wilson Reagan was a true gentleman – a rare thing to find today! I had my problems with him on the AIDS crisis issues, but he evolved on that & did what he could. As a “Reagan Democrat” I admired him from his early days as a Democrat & President of a large Union – the Screen Actors Guild. I still disagree on trickle-down economics in part, but we had it good in the 80s for the most part. Reagan kept a secret personal checkbook in his Oval Office desk that only his secretary knew about… Read more »

joe#2

True Seth… The Kennedy’s ( even with Kennedy’s little “flings” and more i’m sure.) and the Reagan’s…2 Camelots

chuck

He unified. He did not always bash/ blame others. At least, he insured there was a “trickle-down” and did not just line the pockets of the elite.

Christopher Williams

I love history and when I mention Ronald Reagan, I always say “The man who resurrected the United States from the dead.”

Seth Riesling

chuck & Christopher WIlliams – So true! Reagan’s optimism was infectious. 1980 was my first presidential election & I was so proud to be 18 & able to finally vote for the first time. He reminded me in some ways of my paternal grandfather – so wise as a school teacher & with a great faith-based lifestyle, although he was from rural Arkansas & had only been outside the US once to Mexico! I had already lived for 3 years in Japan & 3 years in Germany by Summer 1979. I realized that being from a “Hollywood,” background, Reagan had… Read more »

Christopher Williams

After the Carter years, we desperately needed Ronald Reagan.

I remember Carter allowing the Iranian hostage crisis to hamstring his administration.

Christopher Williams

I apologize for getting “political” here.

Seth Riesling

Christopher WIlliams –

No need to apologize – numismatics has a major political component, from coinage legislation to design choices etc. The Mint is influenced heavily, of course by politics. It makes for good, civil political conversation for sure.

Happy collecting!

-NumisDudeTX

Christopher Williams

Thank you, Seth.

I appreciate that.

vadim

I wish the presidential coin looked a lot more like Reagan’s image shown above. They screwed this one for sure.

Tinto

Off topic

I got my NA C&C sets late last week. I ordered the HH max and the notes are from Atlanta .. 00011911A, 11912A, 11913A, 11914A and 11915A.. I took a quick look at the coins, one reverse seems milky and another had some small black debris right on the fields … I am not going to return them since the other 3 look acceptable …