WASHINGTON — Sales for the 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set™ (John Tyler–Julia Tyler) will begin August 25, 2009, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The set, offered at $8.95 per unit, contains an uncirculated John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin and a Julia Tyler Bronze Medal bearing the same likeness featured on the First Spouse Gold Coin struck in her honor. The coin and medal are mounted in a durable plastic card enhanced with handsome portraits of the President and first spouse. Issuance information is annotated on the back of the card.
Collectors may order the 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set (John Tyler–Julia Tyler) at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1–888–321–MINT (6468).
Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Sets honoring James K. and Sarah Polk, as well as Zachary and Margaret Taylor, will be released later this year.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and gold, silver and platinum bullion coins.
NOTE: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date of noon ET on August 25, 2009, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.