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Timeline of the United States Mint

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2000
right arrow The Sacagawea Golden Dollar is released into circulation.
right arrow (January, 18)
United States Mint begins shipping the new Sacagawea Golden dollar coin to the Federal Reserve Banks for distribution.
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Maryland State quarter released.
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The United States Mint announces that the Library of Congress Commemorative Coins, celebrating its 200th anniversary, will be available April 24.
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South Carolina State quarter released.
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Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin is sworn in as the 36th Director of the Mint.
right arrow (July, 27)
Congressional Gold Medal [P.L. 106-250; 114 Stat 622-623] is approved for Pope John Paul II, for his "many and enduring contributions to peace and religious understanding."

Congressional Gold Medal [P.L. 106-251; 114 Stat 624-625] is approved for Ronald and Nancy Reagan, for their "service to the nation".
right arrow (August, 07)
New Hampshire State quarter released.
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Virginia State quarter released.
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Congressional Medal [P.L. 106-554; 114 Stat. 2763A-311-2763a-312] is approved for the Navaho Code Talkers, "in recognition of the contribution of the original 29 Navaho Marine Corps Radio Operators, who distinguished themselves in performing a unique, highly successful communications operation that greatly assisted in saving countless lives and hastening the end of World War II in the Pacific." Silver medals were given to each person who qualified as a Navaho Code Talker,
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2001
right arrow (January, 02)
New York State quarter released.
right arrow (March, 12)
North Carolina State quarter released.
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Rhode Island State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (June, 29)
President George W. Bush appoints Henrietta Holsman Fore of Nevada the 37th Director of the Mint making her sixth woman appointed as the Director of the Mint, and the second woman appointed from the state of Nevada.
right arrow (July, 26)
Nomination hearings held in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Henrietta Holsman Fore as Director of the Mint.
right arrow (August, 03)
U.S. Senate confirms Henrietta Holsman Fore as Director of the Mint.
right arrow (August, 06)
Vermont State quarter released.
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Henrietta Holsman Fore is sworn in as the 37th Director of the United States Mint.
right arrow (October, 15)
Kentucky State quarter released.
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2002
right arrow The United States Mint celebrates its 210th birthday!
right arrow (January, 02)
Tennessee State quarter released.
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Congressional Gold Medal [P.L. 107-127; 115 Stat. 2405-2406] is approved for General Henry H. Shelton, "as a military leader in coordinating the planning, strategy, and execution of the United States and NATO combat action and...invaluable contributions to the United States and to the successful return to peace in the Balkans as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
right arrow (March, 11)
Ohio State quarter released.
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The United States Mint announces new prices for its bronze medals, effective April 19, 2002. This is the first official price increase since 1995. The "...large three-inch bronze multi-strike duplicate medals are increased from $24.50 to $38.00. The 1-1/2 inch bronze medals from $2.50 to $3.00; and the 1-5/16 inch bronze medals from $1.00 to $2.75...."
right arrow (May, 20)
Louisiana State quarter released.
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Indiana State quarter released.
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Mississippi State quarter released.
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2003
right arrow Artistic Infusion Program is established to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by establishing a pool of outside artists who create and submit new designs for selected coin and medal projects.
right arrow (January, 02)
Illinois State quarter released.
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Alabama State quarter released.
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Maine State quarter released.
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Missouri State quarter released.
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Arkansas State quarter released.
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Congressional Gold Medal [P.L. 108-101; 117 Stat. 1195-1197] is approved for Jackie Robinson for his "legacy and personal achievements" and "many contributions to the nation."
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Congressional Gold Medal [P.L. 108-162; 117 Stat. 2017-2019] is approved for Dr. Dorothy Height for her contribution "as one of the preeminent social and civil rights activists of her time, particularly in the struggle for equality, social justice, and human rights for all people."
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Congressional Gold Medal [P.L. 108-180; 117 Stat. 2645-2647] is approved for Reverend Joseph DeLaine, Harry Briggs, Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson in recognition of their contributions "to the Nation as pioneers in the effort to desegregate public schools that led directly to the landmark desegregation case of Brown et al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka et al."
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2004
right arrow Presidential Seal Westward Journey Nickel Series begins for the redesign of the Jefferson five-cent coin in commemoration of the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
right arrow (January, 26)
Michigan State quarter released.
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Florida State quarter released.
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Texas State quarter released.
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Iowa State quarter released.
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Wisconsin State quarter released.
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2005
right arrow (January, 19)
Anna Escobedo Cabral is sworn in as the 42nd Treasurer of the Unite States.
right arrow (January, 31)
California State quarter released.
right arrow (April, 04)
Minnesota State quarter released.
right arrow (June, 06)
Oregon State quarter released.
right arrow (August, 29)
Kansas State quarter released.
right arrow (October, 14)
West Virginia State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (December, 22)
Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145) authorized the "Redesign and Issuance of Circulating $1 Coins Honoring Each of the Presidents of the United States" (Section 102, amending U.S. Code Title 31, Section 5112). The law also authorized gold coins honoring the First Spouses.
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2006
right arrow (January, 31)
Nevada State quarter released.
right arrow (April, 03)
Nebraska State quarter is released.
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Congress, in P.L. 109-213, authorizes the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to the Tuskegee Airmen, in recognition of their "unique military record...which inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces."
right arrow (June, 14)
Colorado State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (June, 29)
President George W. Bush appoints Edmund C. Moy of Wisconsin 38th Director of the United States Mint. He is the second of two Mint Directors appointed from that state.
right arrow (July, 10)
Henry M. Paulson is sworn in as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury.
right arrow (July, 26)
Edmund C. Moy is confirmed by the Senate as the 38th Director of the Mint.
right arrow (August, 28)
North Dakota State quarter released.
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Edmund C. Moy is sworn in as the 38th Director of the Mint by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson. (Mint Press Release, September 5, 2006)
right arrow (November, 06)
South Dakota State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 06)
Mount Rushmore is depicted on the reverse of the South Dakota 50-State Quarter (Washington, Jefferson Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln).
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 20)
Mint Director Edmund C. Moy provided a first glimpse at the new Presidential $1 circulating coins in a presentation at the recently renovated National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Mr. Moy said: "The new Presidential $1 Coins are an educational and fun way to learn about former Presidents." (Mint Press Release, November 20, 2006)
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2007
right arrow (January, 29)
Montana State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 15)
George Washington Dollar Coin released into circulation. FIRST of the new $1 coins honoring former United States Presidents. (Mint Press Release, Feb. 15, 2007)
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Washington State quarter is released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 17)
John Adams Dollar Coin, honoring the second President of the United States, was released into circulation; FIRST Coin to feature the image of President Adams. (Mint Press Release, May 22, 2007; A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2008, pp.203-222; 224-226)
right arrow Presidential Seal (June, 19)
Martha Washington and Abigail Adams coins and medals released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program. (Mint Press Release, May 10, 2007)
right arrow (August, 03)
Idaho State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 16)
Thomas Jefferson Dollar Coin, honoring the third President of the United States, released to the public. This is the second coin to feature Jefferson, who appeared on several issues of the nickel. (Mint Press Release, August 16, 2007)
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 30)
Thomas Jefferson Liberty coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program. (Mint Press Release, August 13, 2007)
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Wyoming State quarter released.
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Utah State quarter released.
right arrow (November, 09)
Utah State quarter launched.
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 15)
James Madison Dollar Coin, honoring the fourth President of the United States, is released into circulation. (Mint Press Release, November 9, 2007)
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 19)
Dolley Payne Todd Madison coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program. (Mint Press Release, November 15, 2007)
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2008
right arrow (January, 09)
First strike of Oklahoma Quarter took place in a ceremony at the United States Mint at Denver.
right arrow (January, 28)
Oklahoma State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 14)
James Monroe Dollar Coin was first released to the public at Ashlawn-Highland, the estate of James Madison; coin honors the fifth President of the United States. At a brief ceremony before the official exchange of bills for coins, a ceremonial pour of hundreds of the shiny, new coins took place.
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 14)
James Monroe Dollar Coin was officially placed in circulation nationwide. Valentine's Day was chosen for the release because James Monroe's daughter, Maria Hester, was married in the first White House wedding.
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 28)
Elizabeth Monroe coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
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Mint Director Edmund Moy announces the United States Mint will recreate Augustus Saint-Gaudens' original ultra-high relief Liberty $20 Gold piece, in a collectible 24-karat gold coin for sale to the public.
right arrow (April, 07)
New Mexico State Quarter released into circulation at the quarter launch in the Old State Capitol in Santa Fe.
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 15)
John Quincy Adams Dollar Coin was first released to the public.
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 29)
Louisa Adams coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
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Arizona State quarter, the 48th State Quarter, released into circulation at the quarter launch at the State Capital in Phoenix.
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Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz wins the 2008 American Numismatic Association's 2008 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture.
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 14)
Andrew Jackson Dollar Coin was first released to the public at the Hermitage, Jackson's historic home outside Nashville, Tennessee
right arrow (August, 25)
Alaska State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 28)
Andrew Jackson Liberty coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow Presidential Seal (September, 22)
Lincoln One-Cent Designs emblematic of Lincoln's career and celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 1809, were unveiled at a ceremony, led by Mint Director Edmund C. Moy, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
right arrow (November, 03)
Hawaii State quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 13)
Martin Van Buren Dollar Coin was first released to the public.
right arrow (November, 24)
First strike at West Point Mint of digitally reproduced Ultra High Relief version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle ($20) Gold Coin.
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 25)
Martin Van Buren Liberty coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
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2009
right arrow (January, 22)
Ultra High Relief digitally reproduced version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin released. Created by 21st century technology, four stars are added to represent 50 states, and In God We Trust is added that was not on ` the 1907 coin. It is made of 24 karat gold rather than the original 21 karat gold.
right arrow (January, 26)
District of Columbia Quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 12)
United States Mint released first redesigned Lincoln One-Cent Coin in 50 years at Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, Hodgenville, Kentucky, in a ceremony honoring the 200th anniversary of his birth.
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 19)
William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Golden Coin first released.
right arrow (February, 24)
DC Quarter launched in public ceremony at he Smithsonian's newly renovated National Museum of American History. Mint Director Edmund C. Moy joins DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton at the press conference.
right arrow Presidential Seal (March, 05)
Anna Harrison coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow (March, 26)
Mint issues the FIRST coin with READABLE BRAIALLE at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in Baltimore.
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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Quarter is released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 14)
United States Mint released second redesigned Lincoln One-Cent Coin.
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 19)
Ceremony honors America's 10th President John Tyler at the Tyler family home, Sherwood Forest Plantation, near Charles City, Virginia. The ceremony included Deputy Mint Director Andrew Brunhart and President Tyler's grandson, Harrison Tyler.
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 21)
John Tyler Presidential $1 Golden Coin first released into general circulation $1 Coin honors the 10th President (April 1841-March 1845).
right arrow (May, 26)
Guam Territorial Quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (July, 02)
Letiia Tyler coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow (July, 27)
Letiia Tyler coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 06)
Julia Tyler coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 13)
United States Mint released third redesigned Lincoln One-Cent Coin.
right arrow Presidential Seal (August, 20)
James K. Polk Presidential $1 Golden Coin released.
right arrow (August, 25)
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner approved the list of sites to be depicted on American the Beautiful QuartersTM after consultation with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the governors or chief executive of each state or territory in which the park or site is located.
right arrow Presidential Seal (September, 03)
Sarah Polk coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow (September, 09)
United States Mint announces its new circulating Quarter series, the America the Beautiful Quarters, honoring 56 sites in America's National Parks, National Forests, and National Wildlife Refuges; quarters will be released in the order that the park or site was first established.
right arrow (September, 28)
U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 12)
United States Mint released fourth redesigned Lincoln One-Cent Coin.
right arrow Presidential Seal (November, 19)
Zachary Taylor Presidential $1 Golden Coin released.
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Northern Marianas Territorial Quarter released.
right arrow Presidential Seal (December, 03)
Margaret Taylor coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
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2010
right arrow (January, 12)
The United States Mint accepts orders for the Northern Mariana Islands Official First Day Coin Cover beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET). Production is limited to 20,000 units.
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1094
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The United States Mint will open sales for rolls of 2010 Native American $1 Coins at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 22, 2010.
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1096
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The 2010 Native American $1 Coin made its official debut today at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center in Manhattan's financial district.
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1097
right arrow (January, 29)
The United States Mint offers the 2010 Kennedy Half-Dollars for sale starting at noon Eastern Time (ET).
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1098
right arrow (February, 11)
Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set on sale at noon Eastern Time.
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1099
right arrow Presidential Seal (February, 18)
President Millard Fillmore Dollar Coin goes into circulation. http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1103
right arrow (February, 25)
American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar commemorative coin released.
right arrow (March, 10)
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II were honored with Congressional Gold Medals during a ceremony at the Capitol.
right arrow Presidential Seal (March, 18)
Abigail Fillmore coin and medal released through the First Spouse Coin and Medal Program.
right arrow (March, 23)
Boy Scouts of American Centennial Silver Dollar released. (Mint Press Release, March 16, 2010)
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Designs for the 2010 America the Beautiful QuartersTM were unveiled at a ceremony led by Mint Director Edmund C. Moy and included designs for Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas; Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming; Yosemite National Park in California; Grand Canyon in Arizona. and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.
right arrow Presidential Seal (April, 02)
Redesigned Lincoln One-Cent Coin released.
right arrow (April, 19)
Hot Springs, Arkansas Quarter is released.
right arrow (April, 20)
Official launch ceremony of the Hot Springs Arkansas Quarter held in Hot Springs on the anniversary of the passage of the 1832 act which reserved the springs "for the future disposal of the United States."
right arrow Presidential Seal (May, 20)
President Franklin Pierce Dollar Coin released into circulation.
right arrow (June, 01)
Yellowstone National Park Quarter released into circulation.
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1136
right arrow (June, 03)
Yellowstone Quarter Official Launch held near the iconic Old Faithful geyser in scenic Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&ID=1136
right arrow Presidential Seal (June, 03)
Jane Pierce First Spouse gold coin released.
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