By CoinWeek News Staff ….
On Wednesday, April 29, the United States Mint announced prices for the upcoming 2015 Coin and Chronicle Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. While release dates are yet to be determined, the retail price for each set is $57.95.
The Mint’s website does not yet carry product descriptions for this year’s sets. However, the most recent Coin and Chronicle Set to be released featured Franklin D. Roosevelt, and included the following items (list courtesy of the U.S. Mint):
- One Proof finish 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
- One Proof finish 2014 Roosevelt dime
- One Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Medal struck in .999 fine silver
- One 1 5/16” Franklin D. Roosevelt Bronze Medal
- Four U.S. postage stamps including:
- The 1-cent Roosevelt stamp “Hyde Park” depicts his beloved New York home.
- The 2-cent Roosevelt stamp “Little White House” pays tribute to the president’s frequent and favorite retreat, located in Warm Springs, Georgia.
- The 3-cent Roosevelt stamp “White House” features a picturesque image of the White House in the background.
- The 5-cent Roosevelt stamp “Four Freedoms” shows a globe inscribed with his famous four freedoms: “Freedom of Speech and Religion, from Want and Fear.”
- A booklet containing images from FDR’s life and presidency
Future Coin and Chronicle Sets will presumably follow a similar pattern.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
For information about the United States Mint, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/.