WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin sales of the First Spouse Gold Coin honoring Anna Harrison-wife of the Nation’s ninth President, William Henry Harrison-at noon Eastern Time (ET) on March 5, 2009. Struck at the United States Mint at West Point, the one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin will be available in proof and uncirculated conditions.
CHARLES CITY, Va. – As the Nation paused to observe Presidents Day, the United States Mint launched the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin in a ceremony today at the Berkeley Plantation, the former President’s home. Participants at the event were the first in the Nation to get the new $1 coin, which goes into circulation on February 19.
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will release its ninth Presidential $1 Coin into circulation on February 19, in honor of President William Henry Harrison. Collectors can begin ordering 25-coin rolls of William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coins on the same day, February 19, at noon Eastern Time. The rolls are priced at $35.95.
PHILADELPHIA – United States Mint Director Ed Moy opened an exhibit today detailing the development of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, a modern version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original 1907 Double Eagle $20 gold piece. The exhibit, previewed at the World’s Fair of Money® last year in Baltimore, is on display at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Immediately following the ceremony, reporters and the media got a behind-the-scenes look at coin design using 21st century digital technology used to make the coin possible.
WASHINGTON – This year the Nation will celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. To commemorate the occasion, the United States Mint is releasing the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar on February 12, Lincoln’s 200th birthday, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 109-285, the “Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act,” authorizes the United States Mint to pay qualifying surcharges collected from the sale of these commemorative coins to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to further its work.
WASHINGTON – Proof versions of the circulating Presidential $1 Coins scheduled to be released this year will be available in one set beginning 12 noon Eastern Time on February 10, 2009. The 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set TM, priced at $14.95, contains coins honoring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor. Each coin has a common reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is proud to announce the opening of sales for the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin on January 22, 2009, at noon Eastern Time (ET). Pricing for the 24-karat one-ounce gold coin will be based on the United States Mint’s new pricing structure-implemented January 12-and may change weekly. Information about the most current pricing for the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin will be posted on the United States Mint’s Web site, http://catalog.usmint.gov/.
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of spectators in the Potomac Atrium of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) eagerly watched today as United States Mint Director Ed Moy and NMAI Director Kevin Gover performed a ceremonial pour of newly minted 2009 Native American $1 Coins from an authentic handcrafted Native American basket. The presentation of this new $1 coin was part of the opening activities for NMAI’s three-day festival entitled, “Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance and Story.”
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will offer numismatic sales of the new Native American $1 Coin at noon Eastern Time on January 15, 2009. The 25-coin rolls of Native American $1 Coins, offered at $35.95, contain circulating quality coins produced by the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. The coins are presented in distinctive numismatic packaging bearing the genuine United States Mint logo, mintage year, mint of origin and the dollar value of the contents.
WASHINGTON – Consumers, financial institutions and businesses can order new 2009 Native American $1 Coins directly from the United States Mint through its Direct Ship Program beginning at noon Eastern Time, on January 2, 2009. The new circulating $1 coins will be available at face value on the United States Mint secure Web site, www.usmint.gov. Telephone orders also will be accepted at the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).