The United States Mint Launches the Presidential $1 Coin Honoring Martin Van Buren

The media, reporters and public are invited to join United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart for the ceremonial launch of the Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Friday, December 5, 2008. The launch is part of the annual wreath laying ceremony celebrating Martin Van Buren’s birthday at the Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook, New York. The event will take place a few miles from Martin Van Buren’s home at the Lindenwald estate. The agenda includes a ceremonial pour of thousands of Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coins by Deputy Director Brunhart, Kinderhook Mayor Bill Van Alstyne, Valatie Mayor Gary Strevell, Martin Van Buren Historic Site Superintendent Dan Dattilio and New York National Guard Brigadier General F. David Sheppard.

Immediately following the ceremony, the public may exchange their coins and paper currency for $10 rolls of newly minted Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coins. Children under 18 years old will receive a free coin. Those who cannot attend the ceremony may purchase Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin in bags and rolls at the United States Mint’s secure Web site, www.usmint.gov, or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

To download a high res image of the Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin, go to: http://www.usmint.gov/downloads/pressroom/highResPicMVanBuren.jpg.

WHAT: Launch of the Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin

WHO: United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
Friends of Lindenwald President Tom Neufeld
Kinderhook, New York, Mayor Bill Van Alstyne, Master of Ceremonies
Valatie, New York, Mayor Gary Strevell
Kinderhook Town Supervisor Doug McGivney
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, National Park Service, Superintendent Dan Dattilio
Martin Van Buren Elementary School Fourth Grade Students
New York National Guard Brigadier General F. David Sheppard

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. (ET)

WHERE: Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York
For directions, please see the following link.
http://www.nps.gov/mava/

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