In what could end up being an about-face in government policy, new legislation was introduced in the United States Senate on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 seeking to replace paper dollar bills with $1 coins. Continue reading
A new line of Presidential $1 Coin products are in store for 2012 while all but one of the existing products will have their prices lowered. (Jump to table of Presidential product changes.)
The news comes from a document the United States Mint had published Friday on the Federal Register, the official source for notices by government agencies. Continue reading
The United States Mint on Thursday announced the designs and released associated images for the 2012 Presidential Dollar Coins. Showcased on the four 2012 coins are obverse portraits of former Presidents of the United States Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland (acknowledging his first term), Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland again (acknowledging his second term).
The United States Mint placed the James Garfield Presidential Dollar Coin Cover on sale Thursday, December 29, 2011 for a price of $19.95. It is the Mint’s final product release for the 2011 calendar year.Continue reading
Production of circulating Presidential $1 Coins has been immediately suspended at the United States Mint. The suspension comes at the direction of Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as part of a broad Campaign to Cut Government Waste established by President Barack Obama earlier this year. Continue reading