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January 25, 2007

United States Mint Provides First Glimpse of New Presidential $1 Coin in 10 Cities

What: The United States Mint is traveling to ten cities throughout the United States to showcase the first Presidential $1 Coin for local residents. The first coin of the Presidential $1 Coin series, George Washington, goes into circulation on February 15. Local citizens can see the new Presidential $1 Coin up close and personal and get free pictures of themselves on a Presidential $1 Coin rendering. This United States Mint tour will visit Boston, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth.

The new Presidential $1 Coins will be used in commerce and collected. They are also educational and fun with four new designs, each featuring an American President, issued each year. A stunning depiction of the Statue of Liberty will be on the reverse side. For the first time since the 1930s, coin inscriptions such as “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust” will be prominently inscribed on the edge of the coins.

The tour will feature a George Washington historian to discuss the life of our first President, a United States Mint official and the chance for the public to pick up educational materials about the Presidential $1 Coin Program from the United States Mint.

Where/When:

Chicago, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 24: Thompson Center, Noon - 3 p.m., 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Houston, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 24, The Galleria, 1-4 p.m., 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056

Detroit, Mich. Thursday, Jan. 25, Compuware Corporation, Noon - 3 p.m., One Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 25, NorthPark Center, 1-4 p.m., 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225

Boston, Mass., Monday, Jan. 29, The Hall at Paris,1-3 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market Building, 2nd Floor,Boston, MA 02110

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, Jan. 29, Westfield Citrus Park, 1-5 p.m., 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall,Tampa, FL 33625

Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Jan. 30, Westfield Meriden, 1-4 p.m., 470 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451

Atlanta, Ga.,Wed, Jan. 31,Underground Atlanta, 1-4 p.m., 50 Upper Alabama Street, Ste 007, Atlanta, GA 30303

Pittsburgh, Pa.,Thursday, Feb. 1, Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 1-3 p.m., 590 Pittsburgh Mills Cir., Tarentum, PA 15084

Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 2, South Park Mall, 1-5 p.m., 4400 Sharon Road,Charlotte, NC 28211

Presidential $1 Coin tour media contact:Amy Meliker(312) 988-2429

ameliker@webershandwick.com

Contact:
Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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