The U.S. Mint on Monday revealed line art designs of the 2013 Presidential $1 Coins. These are the twenty-fifth through twenty-eighth issues under the Presidential $1 Coin Program which debuted in 2007 to honor former Presidents of the United States.
Expected release dates and the Presidents depicted on the upcoming dollars are:
- William McKinley, February 19, 2013
- Theodore Roosevelt, April 2013
- William Howard Taft, July 2013
- Woodrow Wilson, October 2013
On December 13, 2011, Treasury Secretary Geithner directed that the U.S. Mint suspend producing $1 coins for circulation and to use existing inventory to meet demand. New circulating quality $1 coins are still struck at U.S. Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia, but sales of them are now limited to numismatic products. Release dates above show when U.S. Mint sales begin for the 2013 Presidential dollars in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, 250-coin boxes and 500-coin boxes.
Images of the four obverse 2013 Presidential $1 Coin designs along with a short description of each design are below.
William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin
William McKinley’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions WILLIAM MCKINLEY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 25th PRESIDENT and 1897 – 1901.
Sales of McKinley $1 coins in rolls, bags and boxes are scheduled for February 19, 2013.
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
Theodore Roosevelt’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Around the portrait are the inscriptions THEODORE ROOSEVLET, IN GOD WE TRUST, 26th PRESIDENT and 1901 – 1909.
Rolls, bags and boxes of circulating quality Roosevelt dollars are expected to launch sometime in April 2013.
William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin
William Howard’s portrait was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, IN GOD WE TRUST, 27th PRESIDENT and 1909 – 1913.
Sales of Taft $1 coins in rolls, bags and boxes are expected to begin in July 2013.
Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin
Woodrow Wilson’s portrait was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. Around the portrait are the inscriptions WOODROW WILSON, IN GOD WE TRUST, 28th PRESIDENT and 1913 – 1921.
Rolls, bags and boxes of circulating quality Wilson dollars are expected to launch in October 2013.
$1 Reverse Designs and Edges
All Presidential $1 Coins have a common reverse featuring Don Everhart’s depiction of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions around Lady Liberty include $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Incused on edges of the dollars are the year of issuance, the mint mark of "P" for Philadelphia or "D" for Denver and E PLURIBUS UNUM. In 2007 and 2008, the words IN GOD WE TRUST were also on the edge. The motto moved to the obverse in 2009.
For information about the first twenty-four designs and related products under the program, check the section in this site about Presidential dollars.