US Mint Product Schedule Update
The US Mint's product schedule has been updated with release dates for two major products coming in early June. These products are the 2009 Proof Set and the Letitia Tyler first Spouse Gold Coin.
While the US Mint has not yet issued the official product release notifications, this post will provide some preliminary information on the products. I will follow up with additional details and some opinions closer to the actual release dates.
2009 Proof Set
The annual proof set is one of the core products of the United States Mint. The set contains proof versions of all coins issued for circulation. The proof coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the "S" mint mark. The 2009 Proof Set will see the number of coins included expand to 18. This is an increase by four from last year's proof set which contained 14 coins.
Each 2009 Proof Set will contain the four different 2009 Presidential Dollars, Native American Dollar, Kennedy Half Dollar, the six different quarters released under the DC & US Territories Quarters Program, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and the four different 2009 Lincoln Cents. The Lincoln Cents will be struck with a composition of 95% copper, 3% zinc, and 2% tin that matches the original composition of the coin used in 1909.
The price of the 2009 Proof Set is expected to be $29.95. This would represent an increase of $3.00 compared to the prior year. The increase is likely attributable to the inclusion of the additional coins. The currently scheduled release date is June 1, 2009.
Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
The Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin will mark the tenth release for the First Spouse series overall. It will be one of five total releases for 2009, more than the typical four releases. The increased number is due to the fact that John Tyler had a first and second wife while serving as president.
The coins will contain one-half ounce of 24 karat gold. Unless there are any developments before the release of the coin, this is only one of two fractional gold coins issued by the US Mint so far this year. The other is the Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin.
The price of the Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin will be determined under the US Mint's pricing policy for gold numismatic products. If the average London Fix gold price for the week is within the $900 to $949.99 range, the proof coins would be priced at $629.00 and the uncirculated coins would be priced at $616.00. A bronze medal duplicate of the coin should also be available for $3.50. The currently scheduled release date for the coins is
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