Earlier today, Feb. 3, the United States Mint released the first of three 2016-dated Presidential dollars. This newest coin memorializes Richard M. Nixon who served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Product options available include rolls, bags and boxes of the dollars in circulating quality. (See photos of proof editions.)
Since 2007, the U.S. Mint has released four dollars annually as part of the Presidential $1 Coin series which commemorates deceased U.S. Presidents in the order in which they served. Appearing later in the year and in ending the program are dollars honoring Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan.
Designs of 2016 Nixon Presidential Dollars
Selected from among four design candidates with the winning design unveiled on Dec. 4, the heads or obverse side of the Nixon dollar offers a portrait of the president that Don Everhart both created and sculpted. Inscribed above the effigy is RICHARD M. NIXON with IN GOD WE TRUST, 37TH PRESIDENT and 1969-1974 circling underneath.
Presidential $1 Coins share the same reverse (tails side) design showcasing the Statue of Liberty, also by Everhart. The statue is joined on the reverse by the inscriptions of $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
E PLURIBUS UNUM, the year of minting and a mintmark are inscribed on the edge of the coin. On circulation quality coins like those issued today, edge inscriptions vary in location.
Specifications for the coin include a manganese-brass composition of 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese and 2% nickel. Each dollar weighs 8.1 grams, has a diameter of 26.49 mm, or 1.043 inches, and a thickness of 2.0 mm.
25-Coin Rolls, 100-Coin Bags and 250-Coin Boxes
Six products are available for the Nixon $1 coins. They are listed in the chart below along with their pricing:
|Presidential $1 Coin 25-Coin Roll – P||$32.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 25-Coin Roll – D||$32.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 100-Coin Bag – P||$111.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 100-Coin Bag – D||$111.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 250-Coin Box – P||$275.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 250-Coin Box – D||$275.95|
These products feature packaging that bears the president’s name, the mint of origin and the total face value of the contents. In addition, buyers should keep in mind that a mechanical process fills the rolls so a coin’s heads or tails side may be visible, or both at the same time.
Ordering Presidential $1 Coins
To add any of the above products to your collection, order them from the United States Mint’s online store, right here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
There are no ordering or mintage limits on Presidential $1 Coins. Collector demand determines the final number of dollars made since they are no longer struck for commerce.