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Day 1 sales: Reagan Coin and Chronicles set

Collectors began leisurely placing their orders at noon Eastern Time Oct. 11 for the 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set, the last to be offered in the Presidential dollar series.

With a product limit of 150,000 sets and a household orders limited to three sets, the set is offered at $68.95 each.

During the first day the set was offered, the U.S. Mint recorded sales of 21,511 sets, just over 14 percent of the maximum number available.

Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar   Will the 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set be a bust?: Has the ship sailed on limited-edition U.S. Mint products, or is there still unlimited collector interest? The Oct. 11 release of the Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set would suggest interest is somewhat waning.

The set contains:

??One Reverse Proof 2016-S Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 coin, exclusive to the set.

??One Proof 2016-W American Eagle silver dollar. The coins bears the incuse edge inscription 30TH ANNIVERSARY. President Reagan signed the 1985 legislation authorizing the American Eagle Silver Coin Program. The coins were authorized under provisions of Title II, Liberty Coins, Public Law 99-61 signed into law by President Reagan on July 9, 1985.

??One Ronald and Nancy Reagan bronze medal. This is a 1.5-inch bronze duplicate of the congressional gold medal authorized for the couple in 2000

??One authentic engraved Ronald Reagan Presidential portrait produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The BEP print is incorporated into the Mint’s packaging. It is not a removable portrait. The size of the Reagan portrait is approximately 2.5 inches by 3 inches.

??Booklet including information and images from Reagan’s life and presidency. 

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Previous Coin & Chronicles sets have been very popular with U.S. Mint customers, and have also been responsible for some serious U.S. Mint website problems.

Reverse Proof Eisenhower dollar   OPINION: Reverse Proof coins are good for the hobby: In recent years the U.S. Mint and several world mints have issued collector coins with Reverse Proof finishes. These coins have mirrored devices and frosted fields instead of frosted devices and mirrored fields like regular Proof coins.

You can look at a few previous Coin & Chronicles sets here: 

Harry Truman | Dwight Eisenhower | John F. Kennedy

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