WASHINGTON – Proof versions of the circulating Presidential $1 Coins scheduled to be released this year will be available in one set beginning 12 noon Eastern Time on February 10, 2009. The 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set TM, priced at $14.95, contains coins honoring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor. Each coin has a common reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
The term "proof" refers to a manufacturing process in which specially treated coin blanks are struck multiple times with specially polished dies to create a brilliant, sharp relief and mirror-like background. A frosted, sculpted foreground gives the proof coin a special "cameo" effect. The "S" mint mark, representing production at the United States Mint at San Francisco, is inscribed on the edge of each coin.
Customers may order the 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set at www.usmint.gov or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468) to place an order. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders. There is no order limit or mintage limit on this set.
Customers also may enroll in the United States Mint Online Subscription Program to receive automatic shipments of the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and other select products when they become available. Visit www.usmint.gov for more information on this convenient, carefree shopping method.
Presidential $1 Coins for general circulation will be released throughout 2009, beginning with the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin on February 19.
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468