WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will release the 10th coin in the Presidential $1 Coin Program into circulation on May 21, 2009, in honor of former President John Tyler. Beginning at noon Eastern Time the same day, collectors can purchase rolls of John Tyler Presidential $1 Coins directly from the United States Mint for $35.95. There is no order limit on the rolls of Presidential $1 Coins.

Each roll contains 25 circulating quality coins that were struck on the main production floors at either the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia or Denver. President Tyler’s portrait is featured on the obverse (heads side), along with the inscriptions JOHN TYLER, IN GOD WE TRUST, 10TH PRESIDENT and 1841-1845. A striking image of the Statue of Liberty is on the reverse (tails). Incused on the coin’s edge are the inscriptions 2009, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint of origin (P or D). Packaging for the rolls displays the mint of origin, face value of the contents ($25) and United States Mint logo.

Orders for the rolls of John Tyler Presidential $1 Coins will be accepted at the United States Mint’s secure Web site, www.usmint.gov. Telephone orders will be accepted at
1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.

As an added convenience, customers may enroll in the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program to receive future rolls of Presidential $1 Coins as they are released. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov.

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