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December 2007 Highlights.
1. Presidential $1 Coin Products
Image Shows Presidential $1 Coin Products.

Four Presidents, five products! George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are making a special appearance for your enjoyment! Five new 2007 Presidential $1 Coin products are now available, including individual proof coins, two types of uncirculated dollar sets, an official coin album, and Presidential $1 Coins paired with First Spouse medals. Here is an opportunity to start a new collection from the beginning!


2. James Madison First Day Coin Cover
Image of James Madison First Day Coin Cover.

The James Madison $1 Coin Cover, showcasing coins struck on the first day of production, is on sale now! This official cover bears the U.S. non-denominated American Flag postage stamp. The postmark of November 15, 2007, Montpelier, VA, marks the day James Madison $1 Coins were first released to the Federal Reserve Bank and the public, certifying this limited edition.

The James Madison $1 Coin features a likeness of Madison on the obverse and a reverse design with a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. This coin features larger, more dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year, “E Pluribus Unum,” “In God We Trust,” and the mint mark. Only 50,000 of these coin covers will be produced. There is a household order limit of 10 units, to be re-evaluated every thirty days. Each coin cover is available for $14.95.


3. Coin and Die Sets Still Available!
Images of Coin and Die Sets.

As the 50 State Quarters® Program draws to a close in 2008, are you sure you have everything? Each state quarter has been featured in its own limited-edition Coin and Die Set, which includes a completely-defaced coin die and one of the first production quarters struck with that die (both Philadelphia and Denver sets are available). The sets also include a Certificate of Authenticity numbered to match the serial number of the die. Some states’ sets have already sold out, so be sure to get your favorite states’ sets before they’re gone too!


4. Designs, Designs, and More Designs
Image of 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Obverse.

The United States Mint was very busy in the months of November and December as we released the designs of 12 new coins. The designs for the four 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins were revealed on November 19. The five 2008 designs for the tenth and final year of the 50 State Quarters® Program were released on November 27. And on December 5, the United States Mint unveiled the designs that will adorn the 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins: $5 Gold, Silver Dollar, and Half-Dollar Clad Coin.


5. Coin of the Month
Coin of the Month image with James Madison dollar coin in the background

Which President served as Thomas Jefferson’s Secretary of State before becoming President? Hint: he’s the subject of the newest Presidential $1 Coin. Find out the answer with December’s Coin of the Month on the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site for kids.

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