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2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set GEM (Original Government Packaging)

2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set GEM OGP
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2015 Coin and Chronicles set from the US Mint

In 2015, legislation was passed to produce a special run of Presidential dollars in Reverse Proof, issued in a special set with a presidential medal and postage stamp. These special sets are called, "Coin and Chronicle" sets and are very limited in mintage - only 17,000 sets were produced.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower reverse proof Presidential dollar coin was minted at the Philadelphia Mint and bears the "P" mint mark. It carries the same design and composition as the proof and mint state versions of the issue, but the surface treatment on this coin is in reverse proof, meaning that the fields are frosted and the raised areas of the design are mirror shiny like a proof coin's fields normally are. This is the second such Presidential Dollar (Truman was released earlier and sold out at the Mint inside of an hour!). Two more are scheduled for release some time during 2015.

The silver medal is also produced at the Philadelphia Mint, but does not have a mint mark. This medal is minted in .999 fine silver and is 33.35 mm in diameter (1.3125 inches). It is a smaller replica of the bronze medal design.

The postage stamp in the set is a 1969 issue bearing the likeness of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is in unused condition, as issued by the United States Postal Service.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in 1890 in rural Denison, Texas. His family moved to Abilene, Kansas, shortly thereafter and is the place where Eisenhower considered his hometown. He attended West Point Military Academy, and upon graduation, he began his service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served as a tank commander during World War I, but his unit never saw combat during the war, instead training in Pennsylvania through the war.

His call to greatness came in World War II where he served as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, a position that would warrant his promotion to five-star General, a scarce rank only issued to high level commanders during time of war. During his service in World War II he exemplified a firm grasp on leadership, a trait that would follow him post-war.

When the war was over, he continued serving as Army Chief of Staff, and was encouraged by Truman and other politicians to run for president in the 1948 election. He was more interested in being a military commander, so he declined the offer. This would change four years later when he did run for election to president in 1952.

Eisenhower ran and won bidding to the White House, where he took over from Truman in 1953. He also ran and won a second term in 1956, serving until 1960 when young Democrat John F. Kennedy would succeed him in the White House. During his presidency, Eisenhower was known for initiating the interstate highway system, something he had seen succeed in Europe, and for help head the space race. He is also known for desegregating the Armed Forces and the government.

Eisenhower died at the age of 78 in 1969 of congestive heart failure. His legacy and memory is fond in the hearts of many Americans. He is generally considered to be one of America's better presidents.

Each set sold here includes both the coin and the medal plus all the original mint packaging, which includes a 1969 Dwight Eisenhower USPS postage stamp plus a booklet with images from Eisenhower's life, military career, and presidency.

This 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set GEM OGP is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:2015
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Finish:Reverse Proof + Mint State
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Diameter:26.5 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
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