The United States Mint has published images of the uncirculated 2010 Presidential $1 Coins which better highlight the newest issues to honor former American Presidents.
Uncirculated 2010 Presidential Dollar Images – See Large Individual Images Below
The US Mint previously released line art imagery of the dollars. While detailed, they do not provide the clarity and refined look of the final product.
This year’s $1 coins feature designs depicting Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln — the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Presidents of the U.S. They are the fourth set of coins in a program that began in 2007.
The 2010 Presidential Dollar release dates are now known, with the Fillmore dollar set to launch into circulation first on February 18, 2010. On the same day, the Mint will offer 25-coin rolls for $35.95 from either Philadelphia or Denver. The other $1s will follow in equal intervals throughout the year.
Available as well this month will be the collector 2010 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, which will be issued on February 11, 2010, for a price of $15.95. These coins are "extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background." The Mint typically provides images of the proofs each year, but they are not yet available.
The following are high resolution images of the 2010 Presidential $1 coins:
2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Image
The Presidential Coin Act of 2005 (the law authorizing the coins) dictates that the program shall run until all eligible former Presidents have been honored. The act does require, however, that no coin shall be struck for any living person and that if a former President should pass away during the program, a coin may not be issued until at least two years after his death. Accordingly, this program is scheduled to run at least until 2016.
For additional information, see the United States Mint $1 Coin Program and Product Page.