United States Mint sales kicked off today, March 7, 2013, for the clad 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set.
This annually released collector product has eight uncirculated 2013 Presidential dollars that are presented within an informational folder for $16.95. It is a companion of sorts to the $1 proof set that launched for $18.95 on February 14, 2013.
Eight 2013 Presidential $1 Coins
The sets are in their seventh year of issue. The first one debuted in 2007 when the Presidential $1 Coin Program was introduced to honor former Presidents of the United States. This latest uncirculated set has eight coins with four from the Philadelphia Mint and four from the Denver Mint. The 2013 Presidential $1 coins include:
2013 P&D William McKinley Dollars – 25th President (1897 – 1901) – Designed and engraved by Phebe Hemphill
2013 P&D Theodore Roosevelt Dollars – 26th President (1901 – 1909) – Designed and engraved by Joseph Menna
2013 P&D William Howard Taft Dollars – 27th President (1909 – 1913) – Designed by Barbara Fox and engraved by Michael Gaudioso
2013 P&D Woodrow Wilson Dollars – 28th President (1913 – 1921) – Designed and engraved by Don Everhart
These $1′s are held within a durable folder that includes short biographies and portraits of each President between their respective coins.
The coins are also mounted in rotatable blisters for protection and easy viewing.
Mintages and Sales
No defined production limit was announced by the U.S. Mint for this year’s set. Collector demand will greatly decide that.
For an idea of demand and the likely area of eventual sales, the U.S. Mint continues to offer the 2011 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set and the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Their respective sales figures as of Monday were 72,591 and 74,844.
Coin Designs, Inscriptions and Edges
Portraits of the Presidents appear on dollar coin obverses along with inscriptions of their name, the motto ‘IN GOD WE TRUST,’ the order of Presidency and dates of service.
Every Presidential $1 coin has a common reverse design of Don Everhart’s rendition of the Statue of Liberty. As shown in the coin image below, there are also inscriptions of ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ and the ‘$1′ denomination.
Then there are edge-incused inscriptions. These edge letterings include the words ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM,’ the year ’2013′ and the ‘P’ or ‘D’ mint mark to denote the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia or Denver. The edges, notes the Mint, are visible through the set’s protective blisters.
Read more about the 2013 dollar designs.
Presidential $1 Coin Specifications
The clad dollar composition comes from 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel with the remaining balance in copper. Each $1 coin weighs 8.100 grams and has a diameter of 26.49 mm (1.043 inches).
The annual 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set is available online through the United States Mint product page located here. They may also be purchased by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no household ordering limits.
In April, the same eight 2013 Presidential $1 coins will also appear within the annual uncirculated 2013 Mint Set, along with six other coin denominations. The price of the bigger set will be $27.95.