The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. This numismatic product contains proof versions of the dollar coins honoring the 25th to 28th Presidents.
Proof coins are manufactured through a process which involves striking specially treated blanks multiple times with polished dies. This results in extraordinarily brilliant coins which feature sharp relief and mirror like background fields. The proof coins included in this set are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark.
This year’s Presidential Dollars will honor William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. The current four coin proof set represents the first availability of these coins, which will also be released in other products throughout the year. Subsequent products will include bags, rolls, and boxes of circulating quality coins for each release, as well as uncirculated and proof quality coins incorporated into various sets.
The 2013 Presidential Dollar Proof Set is priced at $18.95 per set. There are no product limits or household ordering limits indicated. This year a new packaging style is introduced which features line art images of the coins and illustrations of the Presidents. Orders may be placed online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/