Earlier today, Aug. 18, the United States Mint released the last of four 2015-dated Presidential dollars. This newest coin honors Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States who served from 1963 to 1969. Product options available include rolls, bags and boxes of the dollars.
Since 2007, the U.S. Mint has released four dollars annually as part of the Presidential $1 Coin series that ends next year. The three earlier issued 2015 dollars honor Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.
Designs of 2015 LBJ Presidential Dollars
Selected from among six design candidates, the heads or obverse side of the LBJ dollar offers a portrait of the president that Michael Gaudioso designed and sculpted. Surrounding the likeness are inscriptions, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, IN GOD WE TRUST, 36TH PRESIDENT and 1963-1969 to denote the years he served.
The reverse design is common among all Presidential $1 Coins and shows Don Everhart’s rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions that surround her read, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.
Also common among dollar coins are edges that have inscriptions incused around them, with:
- the year of minting,
- the mint mark for the U.S. Mint facility where it was produced – ‘P’ for the Philadelphia Mint or ‘D’ for the Denver Mint, and
- E PLURIBUS UNUM.
On circulation quality coins like those issued today, edge inscriptions vary in location. This is unlike the collectible proof quality versions in other United States Mint products like the 2015 Presidential Proof Set.
Coin specifications include a manganese-brass composition of 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese and 2% nickel. Each dollar weighs 8.1 grams, has a diameter of 26.49 mm, or 1.043 inches, and a thickness of 2.0 mm.
25-Coin Rolls, 100-Coin Bags and 250-Coin Boxes
LBJ dollars are available in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin boxes, and each of those products is available from either the Philadelphia Mint or Denver Mint. Here is a convenient chart to break down each of the options and their price.
|Presidential $1 Coin 25-Coin Roll – P||$32.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 25-Coin Roll – D||$32.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 250-Coin Bag – P||$275.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 250-Coin Bag – D||$275.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 100-Coin Box – P||$111.95|
|Presidential $1 Coin 100-Coin Box – D||$111.95|
These products come in packaging that bears the President’s name, the mint of origin and the total face value of the contents. In addition, buyers should keep in mind that a mechanical process fills the rolls so a coin’s heads or tails side may be visible, or both of them at the same time.
Ordering Presidential $1 Coins
To add any of the above products to your collection, order them from the United States Mint’s online store, right here, or call 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468).
There are no ordering or mintage limits on Presidential $1 Coins. Collector demand determines the final number of coins produced since they are no longer produced for commerce. At this writing, U.S. Mint production figures show Lyndon B. Johnson mintages at 8.54 million with 3.64 million from Denver and 4.9 million from Philadelphia.
All I can say is woof ~woof, this is a real doggy look, it looks to be the OLDe MAN from Pawn Stars, not LBJ…..FDR = Ed Herrman, Kenedy looking @ the floor, LBJ a hound dog look, the 20th century Pres designs have been awful….
Ike and Truman designs look okay. Agree LBJ, FDR and JFK need a do over.
Well, only 3 more to go next year, then it’s done. I hope the mint has learned it’s lesson about picking series that go on forever. They’ve got another 6 years to go to finish the ATB quarters. Glad I’m not collecting them.
If the coin did not state that it was L.B.J. I would not know who it was supposed to be. It looks like crap! Maybe the mint should have used a computer generated image.
The artists must be 2nd rate. They are having a hard time capturing their true likeness.
In their defense it’s not that often that a 2-D sculpture as these pretty much are truly captures the likeness of the subject. I don’t understand the downward looking Kennedy portrait, especially when none of the other presidents is. And in this portrait Johnston’s right eye is looking straight ahead while his left eye appears to be looking just a little leftwards. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me or are these sculptors getting as tired of doing these portraits as I am looking at them?
We are all tired of bad art and bad grammar.
None is a contraction of ‘not one’. Remove the ‘of the other presidents’ phrase and you get ‘not one is’. Consequently ‘none of the other presidents is’ is proper grammar. ‘Not one are’ isn’t. What you read was proper grammar, what you think it should have been isn’t.
I have found a LBJ coin hat appears to have a capital letter J appearing above his left shoulder. Its light, but its definite. What is that ?