2013 Presidential $1 Coin Designs Revealed

by Mike Unser on December 18, 2012 · 13 comments

The U.S. Mint on Monday revealed line art designs of the 2013 Presidential $1 Coins. These are the twenty-fifth through twenty-eighth issues under the Presidential $1 Coin Program which debuted in 2007 to honor former Presidents of the United States.

Line Art Designs of 2013 Presidential $1 Coins

Line Art 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Designs

Expected release dates and the Presidents depicted on the upcoming dollars are:

  • William McKinley, February 19, 2013
  • Theodore Roosevelt, April 2013
  • William Howard Taft, July 2013
  • Woodrow Wilson, October 2013

On December 13, 2011, Treasury Secretary Geithner directed that the U.S. Mint suspend producing $1 coins for circulation and to use existing inventory to meet demand. New circulating quality $1 coins are still struck at U.S. Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia, but sales of them are now limited to numismatic products. Release dates above show when U.S. Mint sales begin for the 2013 Presidential dollars in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, 250-coin boxes and 500-coin boxes.

Images of 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Designs

Images of the four obverse 2013 Presidential $1 Coin designs along with a short description of each design are below.

William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin

William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin Design

William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin Design

William McKinley’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions WILLIAM MCKINLEY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 25th PRESIDENT and 1897 – 1901.

Sales of McKinley $1 coins in rolls, bags and boxes are scheduled for February 19, 2013.

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Design

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Design

Theodore Roosevelt’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Around the portrait are the inscriptions THEODORE ROOSEVLET, IN GOD WE TRUST, 26th PRESIDENT and 1901 – 1909.

Rolls, bags and boxes of circulating quality Roosevelt dollars are expected to launch sometime in April 2013.

William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin

William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Design

William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Design

William Howard’s portrait was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, IN GOD WE TRUST, 27th PRESIDENT and 1909 – 1913.

Sales of Taft $1 coins in rolls, bags and boxes are expected to begin in July 2013.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin

Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin Design

Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin Design

Woodrow Wilson’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. Around the portrait are the inscriptions WOODROW WILSON, IN GOD WE TRUST, 28th PRESIDENT and 1913 – 1921.

Rolls, bags and boxes of circulating quality Wilson dollars are expected to launch in October 2013.

$1 Reverse Designs and Edges

All Presidential $1 Coins have a common reverse featuring Don Everhart’s depiction of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions around Lady Liberty include $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Presidential $1 Coin - Reverse

Presidential $1 Coin – Reverse

Incused on edges of the dollars are the year of issuance, the mint mark of "P" for Philadelphia or "D" for Denver and E PLURIBUS UNUM. In 2007 and 2008, the words IN GOD WE TRUST were also on the edge. The motto moved to the obverse in 2009.

Edges of $1 Coins

Edges of $1 Coins

For information about the first twenty-four designs and related products under the program, check the section in this site about Presidential dollars.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

george glazener December 18, 2012 at 7:15 am

All good selections except for TR. They blew it on that choice. TR had such a striking face looking straight on. His profile image is not nearly as powerful or representative of him.

jim December 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

Ho hum, another boring set of presidential coins. I can’t wait until 2016 when this series finishes.

george glazener December 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I can’t wait until 20 January 2017 when something else repugnant and disgusting comes to an end.

Vachon December 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

(re: T. Roosevelt) Ah, so THAT’S what the obverse of the ATB quarters should’ve looked like…

Munzen December 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Boring or not, poor artwork or not – it’s moot because most of us will never see the coins unless we buy them at inflated prices, thanks to Treasury’s spinelessness and Crane Paper’s lobbying.

Munzen December 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

“I can’t wait until 20 January 2017 …”

Please, George. The last few days have been filled enough ill will to last several fully-lived lifetimes. Can we just talk about coins for a while?

Paul Caron December 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I have a book and have been saving since the program started. I have bought several rolls at my bank but can no longer buy them. I don’t know why but I cannot find any more loose ones either as I need all the 2012s so I can catch up on my book. Do you guys know where I can buy the 2012 series? It would be greatly appreciated Thank You

Martha Bell December 20, 2012 at 7:21 am

I ordered and got the native american coin for 2012 here and they had sets of the 2012 coins. reasonable shipping rate. Lowest place I found for a roll of 25 coins of the NA.

jim December 20, 2012 at 8:36 am

The US Mint.

Vachon December 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

If you’re patient, you’ll probably find the Presidential dollars from 2012-2016 in rolls eventually as a few examples here and there will inevitably end up in circulation. I’ve found every half dollar from 2002 to 2011 in rolls and most of the 2002 to 2008 Sacagawea dollars and none of those were released to the banking system. But if you can’t wait, or insist on BU coins, then yeah…US Mint or a coin dealer’s your only hope.

Stewart December 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

@ George You/we had your vote, it’s over, talk about the world of coins.

thePhelps January 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

I actually like this set of coins. Yes, you have to pay a premium to gather them, but when you look at the history of our country and see that only a handful of presidents was honored with a coin prior to this set it was perplexing. Actually you can get most in BU condition or in mint sets fairly cheap.

cherie March 1, 2013 at 4:06 am

Hello I live in Australia , and would love to buy a Presidential Proof Set,
any ideas?
Thanks Cherie

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