“Old Hickory” is the Seventh President Honored in the Multi-Year Program

WASHINGTON – On August 14, 2008, the United States Mint will release a Presidential $1 Coin honoring Andrew Jackson, our Nation’s seventh commander-in-chief. It is the seventh coin issued in the United States Mint's Presidential $1 Coin Program.

The bags and rolls of Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coins, struck at the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia, were produced for use in everyday financial transactions. The coins are available in 250-coin bags offered at $319.95 and in 25-coin rolls offered at $35.95.

The obverse of this latest coin in the Presidential $1 Coin Program was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Artist Joel Iskowitz and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz. The design features a rendition of "Old Hickory"- a nickname Andrew Jackson acquired during his service in the War of 1812. The reverse design, by Don Everhart, is a dramatic interpretation of the Statue of Liberty, which is portrayed on all the Presidential $1 Coins.

Incused on the coin's edge are the inscriptions "2008," "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mint of origin. Packaging for the bags and rolls display the mint of origin, the monetary value of the contents ($25.00-rolls, $250.00-bags), and the official United States Mint logo.

To order the Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coin Bags and Rolls, visit the United States Mint's secure Web site at www.usmint.gov or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 shipping and handling fee to all domestic orders.

Customers may enroll in the United States Mint's Online Subscription Program to receive future bags and rolls of Presidential $1 Coins and other designated products when they are released. Visit www.usmint.gov for details about this convenient ordering method.

Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)