The United States Mint on Wednesday released the 2011 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set for a price of $19.95.
The 2011 uncirculated set marks the fifth issue in a series that dates back to 2007 when dollar coins honoring American Presidents were first circulated as a result of the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program.
The Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set is an annual United States Mint product that is popular with coin collectors, although it does not enjoy the level of interest as compared to other collector proof and uncirculated sets that have a longer history. The latest Mint sales figures as of Sunday, April 24, indicate 95,254 of the 2010-dated sets have been sold. Those sets, which went on sale April 14, 2010 are still available from the United States Mint for $18.95. The 2009-dated sets had sales of 105,059.
Presidential Coins in Uncirculated Set
The Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set contains 8 coins in total. Four were produced in Denver and carry the "D" mint mark. The other four were minted in Philadelphia and bear the "P" mint mark.
The 2011 $1 coins include:
2011 P&D Andrew Johnson Dollar — 17th President, sculpted and designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
2011 P&D Ulysses S. Grant Dollar — 18th President, sculpted and designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
2011 P&D Rutherford B. Hayes Dollar — 19th President, sculpted and designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
2011 P&D James Garfield Dollar — 20th President, sculpted and designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
The United States Mint offers the following description of the set on its website:
This set is presented in a folder with brief biographical sketches and portraits of each President. Each coin is mounted in an individual protective, rotatable blister; edge-incused inscriptions on the coins are fully visible. An image of the President appears on each obverse of the coins and the common reverse features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. These coins also feature edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and the mint mark. The size, weight and metal composition of the Presidential $1 Coins are identical to that of the Native American $1 Coin.
In addition to the $19.95 price, the Mint also charges a $4.95 shipping and handling. The uncirculated set may be ordered online through the United States Mint page:
Or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Presidential Uncirculated $1 Coin Images
For reference, the following are Mint provided images and basic design descriptions for each coin within the uncirculated set (images may be enlarged with a click):
Andrew Johnson $1 Uncirculated Coin
Features an image of Johnson with the inscriptions "Andrew Johnson", "In God We Trust", "17th President" and "1865-1869."
Ulysses S. Grant $1 Uncirculated Coin
Depicts Grant with the inscriptions "Ulysses S. Grant", "In God We Trust", "18th President" and "1869-1877."
Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Uncirculated Coin
Features an image of Hayes with the inscriptions "Rutherford B. Hayes", "In God We Trust", "19th President" and "1877-1881."
James A. Garfield $1 Uncirculated Coin
Depicts Garfield with the inscriptions "James Garfield", "In God We Trust", "20th President" and "1861."
The reverse of all the Presidential dollars feature a rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Each $1 coin edge has the year, a mint mark and the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM." For more information on the coins, also visit the United States Mint website that details the Presidential $1 Coin Program.