Are there plans for 2013 Presidential dollar coins? If so, will
there will be photos available in Coin World? Will there be
any more small dollars minted? I’m curious because of all the news
lately of the anti-
Presidential dollar legislation being considered.
Unless Congress approves legislation that alters or eliminates the
program, Presidential dollars will continue to be struck by the U.S.
Mint as mandated by the Presidential Dollar Coin Act of 2005.
As reported in recent issues of Coin World, rumblings
have grown regarding the buildup of unused Presidential dollars and
some in Congress are calling for the program to be ended. As of yet,
however, Congress has taken no definitive action. If and when that
happens, Coin World will report on it.
If 2013 Presidential dollars are struck as scheduled, these coins
will feature Presidents William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William
Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson.
As for photos of the 2013 Presidential dollars, Coin
World attempts to display all proposed designs, space permitting,
when the images are released by the U.S. Mint. This typically occurs
when the finalist designs are submitted by the Mint to the Citizens
Coin Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts.
The CCAC and the CFA make recommendations based on the designs the
Mint submits to them. The recommendations of the two entities are then
passed on to the Treasury secretary, who is charged with making the
final decision on what designs will be used.
So far, no designs have been publicly shown or decisions publicly
announced regarding the 2013 Presidential dollar designs.
This same design review process is also used for the designs of
Sacagawea, Native American dollars, First Spouse gold $10 bullion
coins and U.S. commemorative coinage, among others.
I have a U.S. Mint 2011 Silver Proof set. The Sacagawea, Native
American dollar in the set has no date or Mint mark. Did the Mint make
a change or is this an error coin?
The date, Mint mark and the legend e pluribus unum should appear
on the edges of all Sacagawea, Native American dollars from 2009 to
present. Though it is possible that the incused edge lettering was
omitted through U.S. Mint error, these instances are rare. The 2000 to
2008 Sacagawea dollars do not have edge inscriptions.
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