WASHINGTON – Beginning May 13, 2008, the United States Mint is shining the spotlight on its Presidential $1 Coin products. Here’s what collectors can expect.

On Tuesday, May 13, the United States Mint will release a second option in the collection, the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Historical Signature SetTM, in honor of John Adams, our Nation’s second President. This latest product includes a proof version of the John Adams Presidential $1 Coin and an intaglio print of John Adams from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The intaglio print is visible from the cover of the textured, leather-like folder of the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Historical Signature Set. Inside the folder is the official John Adams Presidential signature, courtesy of the White House Historical Association. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each set.

The first option in the collection, the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Historical Signature Set – George Washington, is also available.

To commemorate the accomplishments of John Quincy Adams-our Nation’s sixth President-the United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of Presidential $1 Coins bearing his image at noon (ET) on May 15, 2008.

The John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coin will be available in 250-coin bags offered at $319.95 and in 25-coin rolls offered at $35.95. The bags and rolls contain coins that were struck at the United States Mints at Denver and Philadelphia for use in everyday financial transactions. The bags and rolls of John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coins display the mint of origin, the monetary value of the contents ($25-rolls, $250-bags), and the genuine United States Mint logo.

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coins – Individual Proof CoinTM at noon (ET) on May 29. The coin-offered at $5.95-is mounted on an attractively designed pocket-sized card that includes statistical data about President Adams’ years of service, dates of birth and death, place of birth, his Vice President, and his spouse’s name.

The inscriptions “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust” and the year of mintage are incused on the edge of all 2007 and 2008 Presidential $1 Coins, as mandated by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005.

Customers may order these and other Presidential $1 Coin products at the United States Mint’s secure Web site, www.usmint.gov, or by calling 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 bags and rolls of Presidential $1 Coins when they are released. For more information about this carefree ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov.

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