The next four designs to be issued as part of the Presidential $1 Circulating Coin series were unveiled Tuesday by the US Mint. Featured former Presidents that will be seen on the 2010 coins are Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln.
2010 Presidential Dollar Designs – See Large Individual Images Below
These coins will mark the thirteenth through the sixteenth coins to be issued in the series which began in 2007 with George Washington.
"Each of the Presidential $1 Coins is a tribute to the men who made tremendous personal sacrifices to lead our country," United States Mint Director Ed Moy stated in a media release about the designs. "I hope this tribute continues to inspire a renewed sense of pride in our Nation’s rich history as we move into the fourth year of the Presidential $1 Coin Program."
Each year, four new coins are struck featuring the former chief executives in the order in which they served as President. The coins all contain a portrait of the featured President on the obverse and an image of the Statue of Liberty on the reverse. The reverse was designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart and also features the inscriptions "$1" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
On the edge of the coin are the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "2010," the mint mark and 13 stars.
Along with the portrait on the obverse, the inscription of the President’s name, the years in which they served, a number showing the order in which they served along with "IN GOD WE TRUST" are also found. Don Everhart created the Millard Fillmore and Abraham Lincoln portrait. Susan Gamble designed the Franklin Pierce obverse. Phebe Hemphill designed the James Buchanan obverse.
The coins will be released in approximately three month intervals throughout 2010 in both circulation and collector versions. For more information, see the United States Mint $1 Coin Program Page.
2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Design
2010 Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Design
2010 James Buchanan $1 Coin Design
2010 Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Design
For additional information about 2010 coinage, to include designs and images, also see the CoinNews page: 2010 US Mint Coins.