2015 Coin & Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower
By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….
Sales for the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set open today at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Only 17,000 sets will be produced, and the current order limit is two per household; the U.S. Mint may change the order limit at a later date.
Editors Update: We checked the US Mint web site at 12:12. First there was an error message using the link to the order page. After refreshing the page, we got to the order page but were advised that the “Product was Unavailable”. In short – The Product is Sold Out.
In a statement issued by US Mint Public Affairs Specialist Lateefah Simms “A total of 16,820 sets were sold in approximately 15 minutes. 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.”
A Second Update at 2:25 PM from Adam Stump, Deputy Director, Office of Corporate Communications -United States Mint:
“The main United States Mint web page, www.usmint.gov, was down from 12:04 p.m. to 12:21 p.m. due to an issue with a computer application unrelated to the launch of the 2015 Coin & Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower. This application issue did not have an effect on any catalog pages, including the web page for the 2015 Coin & Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower. Customers were still able to order the 2015 Coin & Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower, which became Unavailable at 12:16 p.m., meaning the U.S. Mint is currently out of this item, but more may be available later. Any customer who may have normally entered the catalog site, which is any page that starts with catalog.usmint.gov, would not have experienced any issues. Any customer who attempted to enter through www.usmint.gov from 12:04 p.m. to 12:21 p.m. would have encountered an error trying to get to the catalog site. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused customers.“
Customers can order the set only on the Mint’s website at https://catalog.usmint.gov/2015-coin-and-chronicles-set-dwight-d-eisenhower-AX2.html or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment should call 1-888-321-MINT to place their orders.
Priced at $57.95, the set contains the following collectibles:
- A Reverse Proof 2015 Eisenhower Presidential golden dollar coin, minted in Philadelphia and featuring a “P” mint mark;
- A .999 fine silver Eisenhower Presidential medal. The medal is also manufactured in Philadelphia but bears no mint mark;
- A 1969 United States postage stamp honoring the late President Eisenhower
The Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set also includes a booklet containing a brief biography of the president and some history concerning his presidency.
The Mint’s last release in the series–the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set–was released at noon on June 30 and was listed as “Unavailable” on the Mint’s website within 15 minutes. Its success is attributed to the product’s centerpiece: a Reverse Proof Presidential $1 coin available exclusively in the Truman Coin & Chronicles Set.
Since the Eisenhower Set also contains a Reverse Proof, high demand for this item is likely.
The remaining two sets from the calendar year 2015 will feature Reverse Proof Presidential dollars as well. The Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set goes on sale September 16; more information about the Kennedy Set is available here.
The 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set is set for release in October.
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