Debuting Tuesday, September 18, 2012 is the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Coin Cover, the 23rd issue within the U.S. Mint’s American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series.
Offered at a price of $19.95, it is the only coin collecting product released by the United States Mint during this third week of September — the bureau on Thursday will begin selling bronze medals featuring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Placed within the 23rd Coin Cover is:
- one Denver minted 2012 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar,
- one Philadelphia minted 2012 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar, and
- one of the five U.S. 45-cent Weather Vane postage stamps.
Both coins are produced to circulating quality, which is the same quality used for coins intended for use in commerce. The U.S. Mint in August also released Benjamin Harrison $1′s in rolls, bags and boxes.
Each coin in the Coin Cover originates from the first day the coins were struck at each respective U.S. Mint facility — April 20, 2012 for the Denver Mint and April 26, 2012 for the Philadelphia Mint. A postmark on the card of September 18, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, signifies the day the U.S. Mint released the 2012 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar Coin Cover.
Its product limit stands at 22,000, the same as the two previous coin cover’s released this year.
For reference, the following grid offers the latest sales totals, as of September 10, 2012, for past coin covers that are still for sale from the Mint:
|Latest Sales of Presidential Dollar $1 Coin Covers|
|Last Sales Total|
|2009 William Henry Harrison||30,236|
|2009 John Tyler||26,919|
|2009 James K. Polk||25,173|
|2009 Zachary Taylor||24,128|
|2010 Millard Fillmore||22,938|
|2010 Franklin Pierce||21,356|
|2010 James Buchanan||20,099|
|2010 Abraham Lincoln||34,199|
|2011 Andrew Johnson||18,505|
|2011 Ulysses S. Grant||18,660|
|2011 Rutherford B. Hayes||16,629|
|2011 James Garfield||15,749|
|2012 Chester Arthur||15,215|
|2012 Grover Cleveland First Term||13,220|
Interested collectors may place orders for the Coin Cover directly on the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is a $4.95 shipping and handling fee for domestic orders.