2009 Presidential Dollar Coin Proof Set Available on Feb. 10

by CoinNews.net on January 28, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint images of 2009 Presidential $1 Coin designsSales of the 2009 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set begin Tuesday, February 10, at noon ET, the United States Mint said in a statement Tuesday.

The Presidential Dollar Proof Set has now approached its third year of issue, with the first set released in 2007 when the $1 coin series began.

The annual 4-coin proof collection has proven to be popular with collectors, although the circulating $1 coin versions have had less success with a public who mostly prefers using dollar bills. The latest Mint sales figures indicate 869,202 of the 2008-dated sets — which will be discontinued with the release of the new sets — have been sold.

Each of the presidential coins has a common reverse while the obverse, or heads side, bears a portrait honoring a past President. The 2009 set includes four presidential proof coins featuring:

  • William Henry Harrison – 9th President, sculpted and designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. 

  • John Tyler – 10th President, designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. 

  • James K. Polk – 11th President, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles Vickers. 

  • Zachary Taylor – 12th President, designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.  

The US Mint provides the following proof coin description:

 

The term "proof" refers to a manufacturing process in which specially treated coin blanks are struck multiple times with specially polished dies to create a brilliant, sharp relief and mirror-like background.  A frosted, sculpted foreground gives the proof coin a special "cameo" effect. 

 

These coins have the "S" mintmark, showing they were produced at the United States Mint at San Francisco.

Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set price and order information

The set is priced at $14.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. The Mint said no order limits are in place. When available, they may be purchased online through the Mint page:

Presidential $1 Coin Products

Or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

Presidential Dollar release schedule

The presidential dollars are part of a multi-year program that was authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145) and features four new obverse designs annually. 

The 2009 Presidential $1 Coin Designs were released in late 2008. The William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin will begin circulating in public change on February 19. The latest Mint product schedule shows a release timeline of Spring, Summer and Fall for the second, third and fourth 2009 $1 coins.

The series is scheduled to go through at least to year 2016, with the coins by year:

Schedule and release order for each Presidential $1 Coin

2007 1
George Washington
1789-1797 2008 5
James Monroe
1817-1825
2
John Adams
1797-1801 6
John Quincy Adams
1825-1829
3
Thomas Jefferson
1801-1809 7
Andrew Jackson
1829-1837
4
James Madison
1809-1817 8
Martin Van Buren
1837-1841
2009 9
William Henry Harrison
1841 2010 13
Millard Fillmore
1850-1853
10
John Tyler
1841-1845 14
Franklin Pierce
1853-1857
11
James K. Polk
1845-1849 15
James Buchanan
1857-1861
12
Zachary Taylor
1849-1850 16
Abraham Lincoln
1861-1865
2011 17
Andrew Johnson
1865-1869 2012 21
Chester A. Arthur
1881-1885
18
Ulysses S. Grant
1869-1877 22
Grover Cleveland
1885-1889
19
Rutherford B. Hayes
1877-1881 23
Benjamin Harrison
1889-1893
20
James A. Garfield
1881 24
Grover Cleveland
1893-1897
2013 25
William McKinley
1897-1901 2014 29
Warren Harding
1921-1923
26
Theodore Roosevelt
1901-1909 30
Calvin Coolidge
1923-1929
27
William Howard Taft
1909-1913 31
Herbert Hoover
1929-1933
28
Woodrow Wilson
1913-1921 32
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1933-1945
2015 33
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953 2016 37
Richard M. Nixon
1969-1974
34
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1953-1961 38
Gerald Ford
1974-1977
35
John F. Kennedy
1961-1963
36
Lyndon B. Johnson
1963-1969

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment