The United States Mint recently raised the prices for available First Spouse Bronze Medals. Price increases are also planned for their remaining Historical, Humanitarian/Cultural, Military, and Presidential Bronze Medals.
Prices for the First Spouse Bronze Medals were increased yesterday March 18 when the newest release featuring Abigail Fillmore went on sale, priced at $5.50. The medals still available from last year featuring Julia Tyler, Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor had their prices increased from $3.50 to $5.50. The 2009 First Spouse Five Medal Set, containing all five medals for the year, did not have its price increased. This set remains available for the original price of $15.95.
First Spouse Bronze Medals feature the same designs as used on the corresponding First Spouse Gold Coins with some inscriptions removed. The production of the medals is authorized under Public Law 190-145.
On March 25, 2010, the prices for the US Mint’s other bronze medal offerings will be increased. The US Mint produces bronze duplicates of national medals, such as the Congressional Medal of Honor. They also produce medals for ongoing series such as the Presidents of the United States, the Secretaries of the Treasury, and Directors of the United States Mint.
The 3 inch medals will have their prices increased to $42.00, compared to the current price level of $38.00. The 1-5/16 inch medals will increase to $5.50 from the current price of $3.50. The 1-1/2 inch medals will increase to $6.00 from the current price of $3.75. These price increases will take place a day before the US Mint offers the latest bronze medal reproducing the Congressional Medal of Honor for the Women Airforce Service Pilots.