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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

Today, the United States Mint will release the Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. This will be the second to last US Mint numismatic product release of the year.
Each set will include one uncirculated Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar and one Mary Todd Lincoln Bronze Medal mounted on a plastic card containing portraits of the President and First Lady. Based on the images used on the US Mint product page, the packaging style will be the old style used for previous issues of in the series.

The sets will be priced at $11.95 each, with no household ordering limits. A production limit has not been indicated. Orders will be accepting starting at 12:00 Noon ET.

Since this is a Lincoln related product, higher sales levels than other recent issues are expected. The Lincoln Presidential Dollar Rolls have already outsold the prior release for James Buchanan by more than 30%. Interesting to note, the production levels for Lincoln Dollars were also about 30% higher than the Buchanan issue.

It seems that the US Mint has anticipated the higher demand for Lincoln Presidential Dollars and related products and produced the coins and products in greater numbers. Thus the higher demand might be offset by the greater supply, possibly eliminating any "Lincoln premium".



At December 23, 2010 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are your thoughts on The Lincoln dollar mintages? They are much much lower than the Lincoln pennies but dont seem to be that much in demand. seems really odd with the low mintage on thease and all the lincoln collectors out there. Also any comments on the upcoming Lincoln $1 dollar coin and first spouse medal set and the Lincoln first day coin cover. Have a great holiday season!

At December 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering why the Mint's reported sales figures for the Polk, Taylor, Pierce and Buchanan sets are not changing in the last few sales reports! Polk has been "backordered" for weeks, but Taylor is not. The Pierce and Buchanan sets show no signs of being sold out, but why aren't the sales numbers changing? The numbers for Fillmore change every week.

At December 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sales reports around Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year always get sketchy; I think they have only 1 person that does them and they make excuses on why they are late at those times and the numbers don't add up. So when that person is on vacation they seem lost..

At December 26, 2010 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which one do you think will be more valuable? The Lincoln coin and first spouse set? Or the Lincoln set with the 2 $1 coins? I want to make sure that my investment won't lose money.

At December 26, 2010 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Licoln coin and first spouse medal set will be worth more. I think they will sell out.

At December 26, 2010 at 10:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sales numbers for these coin & spouse medal sets have done nothing but shrink over the years. I'm wondering if Lincoln will be the last one made. It won't be the first time that the Mint didn't finish something they started (Historical Signature sets, anyone?)

I wanted to build a complete set of these, but I will be highly surprised if the Mint sees them through to the end.


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