Jackson Presidential $1 Coins Officially Released

by CoinNews.net on August 14, 2008 · 4 comments

Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 coinAndrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coins were launched into circulation Thursday with a ceremonial release at The Hermitage, the home Jackson built and lived in near Nashville, Tennessee.

The Hermitage became a museum in 1889 and has had over 15 million visitors.

Thursday, the museum experienced an influx of new traffic as the United States Mint kicked off the event in front of hundreds of people.

Most notable was the presence of more than 300 children who received a shiny new Jackson $1 coin for free. They not only brought home with them a new coin, but a fresh perspective of history and Jackson.

U.S. Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart commented,


“The Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coin is convenient to use in many cash transactions and will help educate the Nation on the achievements of our seventh President.

There are few more important leaders than Andrew Jackson, and we are grateful for President Jackson’s service to his country.”


The obverse or heads side of the Jackson coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Artist Joel Iskowitz and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.  The design depicts “Old Hickory”- a nickname Andrew Jackson acquired for his toughness during his service in the War of 1812. 

The reverse or tails side of the coin is the same on all Presidential dollar coins, depicting Don Everhart’s portrayal of the Statue of Liberty.

Jackson served two terms in office from 1829 to 1837 and experienced many firsts. He was the first Tennessean to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also the first person to serve as a U.S. Representative, Senator, and President. And perhaps the biggest first, he was the only President to leave office while there was zero national debt.

On Thursday at noon, the U.S. Mint also began selling bags and rolls of the Presidential $1 coins.

In 2007 alone, the United States Mint produced nearly 1 billion Presidential $1 coins. Production amounts have gone down with each succeeding $1 coin, but more than 50 million Jackson coins are likely to be minted.

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B.P. Carrillo August 22, 2009 at 2:37 am

Is it true? I have not seen the new Andrew Jackson $1 coin, but someone said that the phrase in “In God we Trust” was ommitted. Why?

PGustafson January 25, 2012 at 4:29 am

I have one of these coins from my father in-laws coin collection that I had recieved in 1993 when he passed away. My girlfriend thinks that I am on some other planet cuz she looked the coin up and said it was minted 2008..ok, some were, but mine is bronze and has no mint i.d. on it nor a date at all and a few of my close older (50 – 70ish) friends said they have never seen this coin before. I may add that the one gal’s husband is a coin collector and he hasn;t seen it either. And people sell rolls of them on ebay. I really don’t know what I have but anybody’s input would be appreciated. Thanks, Just call me Pennies from heaven-(my name is Penny 🙂 )

Melissa Santos May 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I can’t believe that that coin got handed to anyone. Doesn’t anyone believe in God anymore or even trust him. I know I do and I know many others who have warned me about this new coin that does not have IN GOD WE TRUST on it anymore. I pray that someone reconsiders this coin PLEASE. Sometime God is all we have to keep us together.

***Look it up*** January 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Melissa Santos,

Yes this coin does have “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum” on it. It is printed around the edge and not on the face. Look up the coin to see the picture of where I am talking about.

Good luck.

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