WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced the release dates for two new $1 coin product options. Beginning April 30 at noon Eastern Time (ET), the bureau will accept orders for the 2012 Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin 100–Coin Bags. In addition, the bureau will offer the 2012 Native American $1 Coin 100–Coin Bags for sale on May 14 at noon ET. Both product options are available with circulating quality coins that have never been released into circulation from either the United States Mint at Philadelphia or Denver.
The Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin 100–Coin Bags and the Native American $1 Coin 100–Coin Bags are each priced at $111.95 per bag. Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The obverse (heads side) of the Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coins features a bold portrait of the former President and the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST, 21st PRESIDENT and 1881–1885. The reverse (tails side) design is a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. The reverse of the 2012 Native American $1 Coin features a Native American and horse in profile with horses running in the background, representing the historical spread of the horse. The design includes the inscriptions, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. The obverse design remains the familiar “Sacagawea” design by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, introduced in 2000. Inscriptions on the obverse are LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
Both the Presidential $1 and Native American $1 Coins are minted in the distinctive golden color with edge–lettering of the year, mint mark and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
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 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.