Here's the third of three segments from Steve Roach on this year's
Coin & Chronicles sets:
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 John F. Kennedy silver medal from Coin
and Chronicles set
The John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles
set went on sale from the U.S. Mint on Sept. 16 with a production
limit increased from 25,000 sets to 50,000 sets and an ordering limit
of two sets per household.
The set took several days to sell out and buyers hoping to get quick
profits by flipping their sets on the secondary market were
disappointed. As of early December, full sets in their original
government packaging sell for not much more than their initial issue
price of $57.95, trading for $65 to $75 in eBay auctions.
Ungraded and MS-69 certified Kennedy silver medals from the set
currently trade for around $30 through online auctions. At a Nov. 15
GreatCollections sale, a Mint State 70 example certified by
Numismatic Guaranty Corp. in an NGC Early Release holder sold for $115.50.