WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the Coin and Chronicles Set–George H.W. Bush on September 17 at noon EDT. This special set includes:
- One 2020 George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Reverse Proof Coin (available only in this set)
- One George H.W. Bush Presidential 99.9 percent silver medal produced in San Francisco (no mint mark)
- One Barbara Bush First Spouse 1 5/16″ bronze medal
- One U.S. postage stamp issued in 2019 in honor of President Bush, and
- One biographical booklet including images from his life and presidency.
The $1 coin, silver medal, bronze medal, and stamp are displayed in a custom-designed folder with slip case. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the packaging.
The obverse (heads) of the George H.W. Bush $1 Reverse Proof Coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Elana Hagler and sculpted by Chief Engraver Joseph Menna. The design features the likeness of President Bush with the inscriptions “GEORGE H.W. BUSH,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “41st PRESIDENT,” “and “1989-1993.”
The coin’s reverse (tails), designed and engraved by former Mint Lead Engraver Don Everhart, depicts a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty, with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “$1.” “2020,” “S” (mint mark), and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the coin’s edge.
The Presidential Silver Medal is 99.9 percent silver and features the same designs as the Bush Presidential Bronze Medal. Designed and engraved by former Chief Engraver John Mercanti, the obverse features the President’s portrait with the White House in the background. The inscription “GEORGE BUSH” is centered along the top left border.
The medal’s reverse was designed and engraved by former Medallic Artist Chester Martin. The design depicts the Presidential Seal, flanked by draped, burning torches of liberty. The inscription “OUR TIME IS A TIME OF HISTORIC CHANGE, WHEN MEN AND NATIONS CAN TRANSFORM HISTORY” is centered at the top of the medal. The inscription “INAUGURATED JANUARY 20, 1989” is centered along its lower border.
The Barbara Bush First Spouse Bronze Medal bears the same central image as the First Spouse Gold Coin issued in her honor. The obverse depicts a portrait of Mrs. Bush with the inscriptions “BARBARA BUSH,” “41st,” and “1989-1993.” The design was created by AIP Designer Benjamin Sowards and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.
The reverse depicts a person reading, with an open road symbolizing literacy, knowledge, and life’s journey. The sun represents the promise of a brighter future. The reverse design was created by AIP Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by former Mint Medallic Artist John P. McGraw.
The George H.W. Bush Coin and Chronicles Set is priced at $120. Production is limited to 35,000 units, with orders limited to 10 units per household for the first 24 hours. To set up a REMIND ME alert, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-and-chronicles-set-george-herbert-walker-bush-20PA.html (product code 20PA). This product will not be offered through the Mint’s Authorized Bulk Purchase Program.
Additional products honoring President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush are available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/bush-presidential-coins/. View the Mint’s complete selection of products at: https://catalog.usmint.gov/.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of September 17, 2021, at noon EDT.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Please use the United States Mint catalog site at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on product and service status.