Product sales began Tuesday, February 19, 2013 for William McKinley Presidential $1 Coins. Available United States Mint production options including varying quantities of circulation-quality dollars in rolls, bags and boxes.
These $1 coins celebrate the 25th President of the United States of America. They are the first release of four 2013-dated coins in the Presidential $1 Coin Program, a series that debuted in 2007. Later releases this year will feature obverse designs honoring Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
Below is a list of the new William McKinley Presidential dollar products and prices. All options consist of dollars struck on the main production floors at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver.
William McKinley Presidential Dollar Rolls
The lowest price options for William McKinley Presidential $1 Coins are 25-coin rolls for $32.95 each. Collectors have the choice of coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint with the "P" mint mark or coins from the Denver Mint with the "D" mint mark.
Each coin roll comes wrapped in white paper with black edges. Displayed on the wrapping is the description, "Presidential $1 Coin," "William McKinley," "$25," and either a "P" or a "D" to show the mint of origin. Also on the wrapping is, "UNITED STATES MINT" and "www.usmint.gov."
Based on the first week sales of the 2012-dated Presidential $1 coin rolls, some 30,000 rolls from each mint will sell immediately.
William McKinley Presidential Dollar Bags
Also available is a 100-coin bag priced at $111.95. Again options include dollars produced at either the Philadelphia or Denver facilities.
In big, bold letters imprinted on each canvas bag is, "U.S. MINT," "DOLLARS" and "$100.00."
A tag sewn in the upper corner describes the contents further with, "2013," "Presidential $1 Coin," "William McKinley," "UNITED STATES MINT" and either a "P" or a "D" for the city. The Mint’s logo is also featured on the tag.
William McKinley Presidential Dollar Boxes
There are four product choices of William McKinley Presidential $1 Coins in large quantity boxes. The 250-coin boxes are $275.95 each and contain ten of the 25-coin rolls. The 500-coin boxes are $550.95 each and hold twenty of the 25-coin rolls. As before, the options include Philadelphia-only strikes or Denver-only strikes, buyer’s choice.
A sticker on the top of each box describes its contents in the following way, "2013 Presidential $1 Coin," "William McKinley," "UNITED STATES MINT" and "www.usmint.gov." Also noted are the face value of either "$250" or "$500" and the mark of "P" or "D".
There is an additional shipping charge of $7.95 for every 500-coin box due to weight.
Coin Designs and Specifications of McKinley Presidential $1 Coins
Obverse designs of William McKinley’s Presidential $1 Coins feature an image of President McKinley by Phebe Hemphill, Sculptor-Engraver at the United States Mint. Inscriptions are, "WILLIAM MCKINLEY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "25th PRESIDENT" and "1897 – 1901."
Every Presidential dollar has reverse design featuring Don Everhart’s rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Its inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "$1."
On the edge of the coin are the incused inscriptions, "2013," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and the mint mark of either "P" or "D." Unlike collector proof versions, edge-incused inscription positions vary with every circulating-quality coin. Read about the 2013 $1 coin designs.
Coin specifications for the dollars include a manganese-brass composition of 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese and 2% nickel. Each coin weighs 8.1 grams, has a diameter of 26.49 mm (1.043 inches) and a thickness of 2.0 mm.
Production Numbers and Mintages of Presidential $1 Coins
Since the U.S. Mint no longer makes Presidential $1 Coins for general circulation, production numbers are much lower compared to other coin denominations. The U.S. Mint produces enough of the circulating dollars in rolls, bags and boxes to support coin collector demand.
CoinNews.net reported in early February that 12,460,000 Presidential dollars were struck, but as of this writing, specific mintages for 2013 Presidential $1 Coins depicting William McKinley have not been called. The first 12+ million are all likely McKinley dollars. This mintage grid offers a breakdown of how many dollars have been produced for each design since 2007.
Order $1 Coin Products Directly from US Mint
Orders for the bags, rolls and boxes of 2013 William McKinley Presidential $1 Coins are accepted at the United States Mint’s secure web site at www.usmint.gov. They are found on this page.
Telephone orders are accepted at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Also, hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). There are no ordering limits on any of these products.
McKinley Bio Brief
William McKinley was born on January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio. He attended Allegheny College and was teaching until the American Civil War began. Mckinley volunteered for service in the Union Army. He entered as a private and was mustered out as a brevet major.
After the war, he practiced law and was elected to Congress in 1876. Several year before, on January 25, 1871, he married Ida Saxton. A U.S. Mint gold coin honoring the First Lady will debut later this year.
McKinley served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Regarded highly for his expertise in tariff issues, he framed the Tariff Act of 1890. Commonly called the McKinley Tariff, the act raised import duties to nearly 50%. He next served two terms as Governor of Ohio.
William McKinley became the Republican nominee for president in 1896. His Democratic opponent, William Jennings Bryan, notably advocated for the "free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold." At the time, the U.S. was suffering through a depression that began with the Panic of 1893. McKinley handily won the presidency and assumed office on March 4, 1897. Notable events during his first term included the passage of the Gold Standard Act and the Spanish-American War of 1898.
A return to economic prosperity and the victory in the Spanish-American War helped McKinley secure his re-election in November 1900. McKinley’s second term was cut short as he was assassinated by an anarchist in September 1901.