US Mint Special Edition Sets
The US Mint has always produced and offered a wide variety of medals. When the theme for a current or previously offered medal has been similar to the commemorative coin program, the Mint has offered coin and medal sets. The first such product was the 1993 World War II Commemorative Coin and Victory Medal Set, which included the uncirculated half dollar and a reproduction of a World War II Victory Medal. The same year, an educational set was offered for the Bill of Rights program, which included the James Madison Presidential Medal. More than a decade later, coin and medal sets were offered for the 2007 Little Rock and 2008 Bald Eagle commemorative coin programs. For certain commemorative coin programs which honor a specific individual, the United States Mint has offered Coin and Chronicles Sets. These products incorporate a variety of information and reproductions of historical items that provide greater depth and background for the individual and his contributions. Because many commemorative stamps have been issued over the years, it follows that some commemorative coin issues celebrate the same or similar topics. The Coin and Stamp Sets offered by the United States Mint incorporated unused USPS postage stamps and the newly issued commemorative coins.