Available beginning at Noon (Eastern) today, March 7, 2013 is the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™. The set contains two uncirculated quality examples each of the 2013-dated Presidential $1 Coins.
Those interested in ordering one of the new releases may do so directly from the United States Mint. They are offered for $16.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.
The complete 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set contains a total of eight different coins including:
- 2013 P & D William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin
- 2013 P & D Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
- 2013 P & D William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin
- 2013 P & D Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin
Each of the coins are struck to uncirculated quality at either the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia (P) or the US Mint's facility in Denver (D).
The US Mint describes its uncirculated coins with:
"Uncirculated coins are manufactured using the same process as circulating coins, but with quality enhancements such as slightly higher coining force, early strikes from dies, special cleaning after stamping, and special packaging. Uncirculated coins may vary to some degree because of blemishes, toning, or slight imperfections."
The set is created by the US Mint with a special presentation folder that includes brief biographical sketches and portraits of each President. Coins of the set are individually mounted in rotatable blisters allowing full views of each strike.
The Presidential $1 Coin program debuted in 2007 and features obverse portraits of the former Presidents of the United States. Shown on the reverse of the coins is the same depiction of the Statue of Liberty.
These coins are issued at a rate of four per year in the order in which the individuals served. The program is scheduled to continue until all eligible individuals have been honored.
Those interested in purchasing one of the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets may do so directly from the US Mint. Orders are available by using the Mint's website of www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).