Designs for the 2014 Presidential $1 Coins became public Tuesday when the United States Mint released line art images of their obverses or heads side.
Dollar coins honoring former U.S. Presidents have been issued since 2007 with the series scheduled to continue until at least 2016. Next year’s dollars will have obverse designs featuring:
- Warren G. Harding, the 29th President
- Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President
- Herbert Hoover, the 31st President
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President
As directed by the Treasury Secretary on Dec. 13, 2011, Presidential $1 Coins and Native American $1 Coins are no longer produced for circulation. Circulating-quality dollars are now struck only for numismatic purposes with the U.S. Mint selling them within 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, 250-coin boxes and 500-coin boxes. Release dates for these products are not yet available. Typically, new dollars are released at about three-month intervals throughout the year beginning in February.
Images of 2014 Presidential $1 Coin Designs
Line art images of the four 2014 Presidential $1 Coins along with a short description of each design are offered below.
Warren G. Harding Presidential $1 Coin
Warren G. Harding’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions WARREN G. HARDING, IN GOD WE TRUST, 29th PRESIDENT and 1921 – 1923.
Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin
Calvin Coolidge’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. Around the portrait are the inscriptions CALVIN COOLIDGE, IN GOD WE TRUST, 30th PRESIDENT and 1923 – 1929.
Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin
Herbert Hoover’s portrait was also designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions HERBERT HOOVER, IN GOD WE TRUST, 31st PRESIDENT and 1929 – 1933.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Around the portrait are the inscriptions FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, IN GOD WE TRUST, 32nd PRESIDENT and 1933 – 1945.
$1 Coin Reverse Designs and Edges
Presidential $1 Coins have common reverses (tails sides) featuring Don Everhart’s depiction of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions surrounding Lady Liberty read $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Incused on edges of $1 coins are their year of issuance, the mint mark of "P" for the Philadelphia Mint or "D" for Denver Mint and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
In years 2007 and 2008, the words IN GOD WE TRUST were also on the edge. The motto moved to the obverse beginning in 2009.
For past and upcoming information about $1 coins and related products, visit this site’s section of news about dollar coins.