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The 2010 Presidential $1 Coins Are Coming

United States Mint Unveils Next Presidential Images that Consumers Will See on $1 Coins Next Year

2010_pres_dollars_group_120809The United States Mint today unveiled the new designs for the Presidential $1 Coins that will enter into circulation next year. The 2010 coins will honor former Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln.

“Each of the Presidential $1 Coins is a tribute to the men who made tremendous personal sacrifices to lead our country,” said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. “I hope this tribute continues to inspire a renewed sense of pride in our Nation’s rich history as we move into the fourth year of the Presidential $1 Coin Program.”

The obverses (heads side) of the Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln Presidential $1 Coins feature bold portraits of the former Presidents. Inscriptions on the obverses are 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. The obverse designs on the Millard Fillmore and Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coins are by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart; the obverse design on the Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin is by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble; and the obverse design for the James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin is by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

The common reverse (tails side) design of the coins, also by Everhart, features a dramatic rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions on the reverse are $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, with E PLURIBUS UNUM, 2010, the mint mark and 13 stars appearing on the edge of the coin.

The United States Mint will release the 2010 Presidential $1 Coins in approximately three-month intervals throughout the year. Please visit www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) for product pricing and availability.

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce 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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Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792 the primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury.Other responsibilities, include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets, Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins,Overseeing of production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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