WASHINGTON — The first product featuring the new Presidential $1 Coins became available at noon (ET) on February 15, 2007.
George Washington Presidential $1 Coin Bags and Rolls — bags of 250 coins and rolls of 25 coins — were available starting February 15. Bags and rolls of Presidential $1 Coins honoring John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison will be available later this year. Bags will sell for $319.95, and rolls will sell for $35.95.
The United States is honoring our Nation’s past Presidents with circulating Presidential $1 Coins featuring their images in the order that they served, beginning with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison in 2007. The United States Mint will mint and issue four Presidential $1 Coins per year, and each will have a reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. The composition of the new Presidential $1 Coins will be identical to that of the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea.
The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–145) seeks to revitalize the design of United States coins and return circulating coinage to its position as an object of aesthetic beauty in its own right. Accordingly, the new Presidential $1 Coins will feature larger, more dramatic artwork, as well as edge–incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance, “E Pluribus Unum,” “In God We Trust” and the mint mark.
Customers can order the George Washington Presidential $1 Coin Bags and Rolls by using the United States Mint’s secure website, www.usmint.gov, or by calling 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.