Here's the second 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.
2015 Harry S. Truman Silver Medal from Coin & Chronicles
Set, PCGS MS-70
Presumably the key draw to the Coin & Chronicles sets is
that they contain a Reverse Proof Presidential dollar that is only
available as part of the set.
However, the accompanying 1-ounce silver medals are handsome and
interesting in their own right, and those graded Mint State 70 have
seen solid prices in the secondary market.
At a Nov. 8 GreatCollections auction a PCGS First Strike Truman
medal graded MS-70 sold for $127.60. That price was reasonable as
similarly graded examples have sold for more than $200 in recent eBay
auctions. For comparison, ungraded medals sell at the $40 to $50 level
while those certified MS-69 have brought between $50 and $75.