Now in its seventh year of production, the Presidential $1 Coin Program will release its first 2014-dated $1 coin honoring William G. Harding Feb. 6. Coins displaying the likeness of Harding will be available in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags or a 250-coin box. Each coin is beautifully crafted with large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions. A striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty graces the reverse (tails) side of each coin. These coins make great gifts and can be purchased on our online catalog.
The unique attributes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is represented on the coins displayed in the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. The reverse of the 2014 Great Smoky Mountains National Park quarter depicts a historic log cabin found within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It also features a segment of the lush green forest and hawk circling above with the inscriptions, GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, TENNESSEE, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Each set contains one uncirculated coin from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated coin from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof coin from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are held in a durable plastic card featuring an image of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Orders for this collector's set will be accepted beginning Feb. 11, and can be ordered directly on our online catalog.
The obverse (heads) side displays a unique likeness of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, along with the inscriptions LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse (tails) side design is based on the presidential seal and consists of a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast holding a symbolic olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows. A ring of 50 stars surrounds the design with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOLLAR. The half-dollar coins can be purchased at www.usmint.gov/catalog or you can sign up to receive them under the United States Mint's Online Subscription Program.
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The theme of this year's Native American $1 Coin is hospitality. On Lewis and Clark's exploratory trip from St. Louis to the West Coast, the explorers interacted with a wide variety of tribal groups. Their journal records attest to the indigenous peoples' helpfulness and how indispensable it was to the mission's success.
Goldie provides some examples of this help as she presents the January Coin of the Month!
George Washington was first in many ways. Even his birthday was the first to become a national holiday. Now, he gets to share the day with Abraham Lincoln and all the other former presidents.
Learn more about how it all came about and get links to games and stories related to our presidents on the Presidents' Day page.