WASHINGTON — The Presidential $1 Coin honoring James Garfield will be released on November 17, 2011. At noon Eastern Time (ET) the same day, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for collectible rolls of 25 circulating quality coins each. Each roll contains coins from either the United States Mint at Philadelphia or Denver priced at $39.95 each. They are wrapped in specially designed paper that displays the mint of origin (“P” or “D”) and “$25,” the face value of its contents.
The obverse (heads side) of the James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Phebe Hemphill. In addition to President Garfield’s portrait, the obverse includes the inscriptions JAMES GARFIELD, IN GOD WE TRUST, 20th PRESIDENT and 1881. The reverse (tails side), featuring the iconic Statue of Liberty, was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Don Everhart. It includes the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. The inscriptions 2011, E PLURIBUS UNUM and a mint mark designating the mint of origin are edge–incused.
Customers may place their orders at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog 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 will be added to all domestic orders.
The Presidential $1 Coin rolls are also available for purchase through the United States Mint Online Subscription Program. Additional information about this convenient ordering method is available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing 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.
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 and time of November 17, 2011, at noon ET 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.