The print of Theodore Roosevelt initially announced by the U.S.
Mint for inclusion in the 2013 Coin and Chronicles Set — Theodore
Roosevelt has been replaced with another because the Mint did not have
proper authorization to use the original choice.
The set went on sale at noon Eastern Time Dec. 17.
The initial print included in a Mint-released collage of the set’s
intended components shows a portrait facing left of the future 26th
president in his Rough Rider uniform, recognizing his military
service. The source of the image was the Theodore Roosevelt
Collection, Houghton Library, at Harvard University.
The library had granted the Mint permission to use, on the cover
packaging for the set, an image of Roosevelt facing forward in a suit
as the governor of New York.
The library had also granted permission to use a different print
from its collection, of Roosevelt in military garb but in a portrait
facing forward. Mint spokesman Michael White provided Coin
World with a new collage Dec. 12, showing that print.
The set, which is being offered at $57.95, includes:
➤ One .999 fine silver Roosevelt medal. The medal will be struck
on the same 40.6-millimeter planchets as are used for the American
Eagle 1-ounce silver coins. The medals will have no specialized finish.
Originally, the medal design was produced by the U.S. Mint to
recognize Roosevelt’s second term, served from 1905 to 1909. The
original medal was previously struck in bronze at the Philadelphia
Mint, the same facility where the silver version for the set is being produced.
➤ One manganese-brass clad Proof 2013-S Theodore Roosevelt
➤ One bronze 1.5-inch Bald Eagle National Wildlife Refuge System
➤ The 4-inch by 6-inch print honoring President Roosevelt’s
military service. .
The set also includes a booklet with educational information about
the 26th president of the United States, highlighting his legacy as
soldier, statesman and conservationist.
While sales of the set could extend beyond Dec. 31, 2013, if
inventory remains, the dollar coin in the set cannot be struck after
Through Dec. 24, the Mint recorded sales of 5,318 of the sets. ■