will be accepted by the U.S. Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time Oct. 27
for the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin and Chronicles set.
set is the fourth and final Coin and Chronicles set to be released in
2015. The Harry S. Truman set was released on June 30, the
Dwight D. Eisenhower set on Aug. 11, and the John F. Kennedy set on Sept. 16.
product limit for the LBJ set is 25,000, up from 17,000 originally
announced. The Truman and Eisenhower sets were restricted to 17,000
sets each and the Kennedy product to 50,000 sets, up from 25,000
household ordering limit for the Johnson set is two sets. Each set is
offered at $57.95.
primary collector draw to the Coin and Chronicles sets are the Reverse
Proof Presidential dollars, which are exclusive to the sets. Also
exclusive to the sets is a 1-ounce .999 silver Presidential medal
replicating the bronze Presidential medal the U.S. Mint originally
produced during each president's term in office. The sets also include
a U.S. postage stamp depicting an image reflecting each president for
each specific set.
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LBJ set contains the following:
Proof 2015-P Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential dollar — The flat fields
that are usually mirrored on a standard Proof coin are laster frosted
on the Reverse Proof, while the usual frosted raised elements in the
design exhibit mirrored characteristics. The obverse portrait of
President Johnson was designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic
Sculptor Michael Gaudioso. The common Statue of Liberty
reverse, designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald Everhart II, has been used on the reverse
of all Presidential dollars with the series introductioon in February
2007 with the George Washington Presidential dollar.
LBJ Presidential medal — The Presidential silver medal is struck on
the same 40.6 millimeter planchet used for the American
Eagle silver coins. It contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The
designs replicate those that appeared on the 1.3125-inch LBJ
Presidential medal struck in bronze during LBJ's presidency. The
obverse depicts a portrait of LBJ executed in 1963 by Chief U.S. Mint
Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The obverse is paired with the
reverse originall designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint Assistant
Engraver Frank Gasparro, Roberts' eventual successor in 1964.
8-cent LBJ U.S. postage stamp — The stamp shows a 1968 portrait of
Lyndon Johnson painted by Elizabeth Shoumatoff. It is the official White
House portrait. An announcement in the March-April 1973 Stamps
Information News published by the United States Postal Service
reported, "In September, 1972, at our request, the late President
Johnson submitted a copy of his favorite portrait for our files. This
was to be held for future use when a memorial stamp would be called
for — little did we think it would be so soon. This was done (as with
the late President Truman’s) to forestall any controversy as to what
would be depicted on the stamp.” The stamp was issued in Austin,
Texas, Aug. 27, 1973, on what would have been Johnson’s 65th birthday.
It is listed in the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States
Stamps and Covers as United States Scott 1503.