Here's the first of three segments from Steve Roach on this years
Coin & Chronicles set:
One of the surprises among the new U.S. Mint products in 2015 was
the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles set. It was one of four
Presidential dollar special sets made available this year. The sets
each included a Reverse Proof Presidential dollar produced at the
Philadelphia Mint, a silver Presidential medal, a presidential stamp
and a booklet about the president. The Truman set’s limited production
of just 17,000 sets coupled with a household ordering limit of five
sets per household resulted in a fast sellout when the set was offered
on June 30 at an issue price of $57.95.
Reverse Proof 2015-P Harry S. Truman Dollar,
PCGS Proof 70
At a Sept. 13 auction by GreatCollections, a
Professional Coin Grading Service Proof 70 Reverse Proof Harry S.
Truman dollar from the Truman Coin & Chronicles set sold for a
massive $1,705. Two bidders battled past the $1,000 level for the piece.
On Oct. 4 the firm sold another example in this grade (presumably
from the same consignment, as the serial numbers on the PCGS holders
were sequential) for $1,430. Both were housed in the PCGS First Strike
holders that designate coins issued in the first 30 days of the Mint’s release.
To put that price in perspective, more typical PCGS Proof 69
examples currently sell online at the $120 to $140 level, typically.