United States Mint Announces 2011 Presidential $1 Coin Designs

December 22, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced the designs for the 2011 Presidential $1 Coins.

The obverse (heads side) of next year’s coins will bear the dramatic portraits of former Presidents Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield. Inscriptions on each coin’s obverse include the President’s name, the dates or years of his term in office, a number indicating the order in which he served, and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Don Everhart designed and sculpted the obverse designs for the Johnson, Grant, and Hayes Presidential $1 Coins. United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Phebe Hemphill designed and sculpted the obverse design for the Garfield Presidential $1 Coin.

Each coin in the Presidential $1 Coin Program bears a common reverse (tails side) design, also by Everhart, featuring the iconic Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions on the reverse are $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The year of minting, or issuance, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark are inscribed on the edge of the coins.

High resolution images of the 2011 Presidential $1 Coins are available at /learn/coin-and-medal-programs/presidential-dollar-coin. Information about the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program is available at /learn/coin-and-medal-programs/presidential-dollar-coin.

The United States Mint expects to release the first 2011 Presidential $1 Coin into circulation in February. Subsequent coins will be released in approximately three–month intervals throughout the year. For information on the pricing and availability of Presidential $1 Coin Program numismatic products, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468).

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing 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 silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

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