Approved designs for the four Presidential dollars to be issued in
2013 were announced Dec. 17 by the United States Mint.
Officials unveiled the designs for the dollar coins bearing the
obverse portraits of Presidents William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt,
William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. The designs were selected Feb.
15 by Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin.
The designs represent presidents 25 through 28 in the seventh year
of the Presidential $1 Coin Program.
The McKinley dollar was designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint
Medallic Sculptor Phebe Hemphill.
U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna designed and
sculptured the Roosevelt portrait.
Barbara Fox, a master designer with the U.S. Mint’s Artistic
Infusion Program, designed the Taft portrait. The design was
sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Michael Gaudioso.
U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald Everhart II designed and
sculptured the Wilson portrait.
All four 2013 Presidential dollar portraits will be paired with
the common Statue of Liberty reverse designed by Everhart. The reverse
design was introduced in 2007 —the dollar coin program’s inaugural year.
The 2013 Presidential dollars will be struck in Proof and
Uncirculated versions for numismatic sets, as well as in circulation
quality for numismatic products in bags, rolls and boxes of rolled coins.
Presidential dollar production for circulation was suspended
indefinitely by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on Dec. 13,
2011, because of a glut of dollar coins in Federal Reserve Banks and
The U.S. Mint retained the authority to continue to strike
Presidential dollars and Native American dollars in circulation
quality for numismatic sales.
The release date for the circulation-quality 2013 William McKinley
Presidential dollar in bags, rolls and boxes of rolled coins is Feb.
19. Tentatively release dates for the remaining coins are April for
the Roosevelt dollar, July for the Taft dollar and October for the
Wilson dollar. ■