The US Mint reveals next year's coinage designs, including the highly anticipated Lincoln Dollar, which will be the last Presidential Dollar issued in 2010.
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United States Mint Unveils Next Presidential Images That Consumers Will See on $1 Coins Next Year
WASHINGTON - The United States Mint today unveiled the new designs for the Presidential $1 Coins that will enter into circulation next year. The 2010 coins will honor former Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln.
"Each of the Presidential $1 Coins is a tribute to the men who made tremendous personal sacrifices to lead our country," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. "I hope this tribute continues to inspire a renewed sense of pride in our Nation's rich history as we move into the fourth year of the Presidential $1 Coin Program."
The obverses (heads side) of the Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln Presidential $1 Coins feature bold portraits of the former Presidents. Inscriptions on the obverses are the President's name, the dates or years of his term in office, a number indicating the order in which he served, and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. The obverse designs on the Millard Fillmore and Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coins are by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart; the obverse design on the Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin is by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble; and the obverse design for the James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin is by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
The common reverse (tails side) design of the coins, also by Everhart, features a dramatic rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions on the reverse are $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, with E PLURIBUS UNUM, 2010, the mint mark and 13 stars appearing on the edge of the coin.
High resolution images of the 2010 Presidential $1 Coins are available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?action=photo#Pres. Information about the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program is available at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1coin/index.cfm.
The United States Mint will release the 2010 Presidential $1 Coins in approximately three-month intervals throughout the year. Please visit www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) for product pricing and availability.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.