The first four Presidential $1 Coins are now available in proof condition in this new set! Images of the first four presidents, Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison, appear on the obverse of the first set of coins in 2007 and each coin has a reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. These coins also contain edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance, “E Pluribus Unum,” “In God We Trust” and the mint mark.
This set not only makes a great gift but is also an enduring reminder of our Nation’s history. This set is now on sale on the United States Mint Online Catalog for $14.95.
This year marks the inaugural year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, the United States Mint’s first coin series to feature our Nation’s First Spouses. Martha Washington and Abigail Adams, each featured on the obverse of one-half ounce, $10 24-karat gold coins, with the reverses featuring an image emblematic of that spouse’s life and work, are now available in proof and uncirculated conditions on the United States Mint Online Catalog.
Bronze medal duplicates of these two First Spouse Gold Coins are also available. Jefferson’s Liberty and Dolley Madison will be available later this year.
Now that school is out and summer is here, it is a great time to take a tour of the United States Mint. The United States Mint offers tours in its Philadelphia and Denver locations. At both facilities, the tours are free, and the United States Mint at Denver offers online tour reservations. And if you can’t make it to Denver or Philadelphia, then we have a perfect solution for you, take the online Virtual Tour, which focuses on how the United States Mint makes circulating coins as well as collector’s numismatic products. The tour provides detailed information that displays how the United States Mint designs and manufactures its coins and medals.
The quest to build a canal across Central America is remembered by June’s Coin of the Month on the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site. In 1916, a series of coins (one of them octagonal) was created to commemorate San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Discover this distinctive coin and the engineering feat it honors by clicking on this Coin of the Month link.