WASHINGTON — On June 26 at noon Eastern Time, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for its newest Presidential $1 Coin product – the 2012 Presidential $1 Four–Coin Set. Priced at $9.95, the set contains circulating quality coins with the bold portraits of honorees Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland (First and Second Terms) and Benjamin Harrison. These coins have never been placed into circulation.
The 2012 Presidential $1 Four–Coin Set is available with coins from either the United States Mint at Denver or the United States Mint at Philadelphia. The packaging allows the coins to be removed easily and placed into albums or other collecting tools.
Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). All domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order.
The Presidential $1 Coin designs feature large, dramatic artwork and edge–incused inscriptions that include the year, the mint mark and our Nation’s motto, E PLURIBUS UNUM. The obverse (heads side) design of each coin displays the name and likeness of the honored President, his term in the office, the order in which he served and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse (tails side) design – common to each Presidential $1 Coin – features a striking rendition of the iconic Statue of Liberty.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau’s 220th anniversary. The United States Mint 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 June 26, 2012, 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.