No Coin Exchange Following Event

The United States Mint will launch the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin at his Charles City County, Virginia, home-Sherwood Forest Plantation-on Tuesday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).  The media and the public are invited to the free event hosted by United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart and Harrison Tyler, grandson of John Tyler and Mrs. Tyler.

The launch ceremony for the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin will take place two days before the coin’s release by the Federal Reserve on May 21.  Collectors who cannot attend the event can purchase rolls of the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin at www.usmint.gov or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) starting noon ET on Thursday, May 21.  The rolls, priced at $35.95, contain circulating quality coins minted at the United States Mint at Philadelphia or Denver.

Those in attendance who are 18 years old and younger will receive a newly minted John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin to commemorate the occasion.

Unlike past launches, there will be no coin exchange following the event. The event is being held at the private home of President Tyler’s descendants.

The John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin is the tenth coin released in the United States Mint’s Presidential $1 Coin Program.  The coin features the dramatic portrait of our nation’s tenth president on the coin’s obverse (heads side) and the Statue of Liberty on the reverse.

A digital image of the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin is available at:
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?action=photo#Pres

WHAT

John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin Launch

WHO

United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
Harrison Tyler, Grandson of former President John Tyler

WHEN

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. (ET)

WHERE

Sherwood Forest Plantation
State Route 5
14501 John Tyler Memorial Highway
Charles City County, VA  23030-3644 (3 miles east of Charles City Courthouse)
Directions: http://www.sherwoodforest.org/Directions_new.html

ATTENTION NEWS MEDIA:  B-roll of the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin being produced at the United States Mint at Philadelphia is available upon request.
Contact: Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222 Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468