The quiet commander-in-chief who presided over much of our country’s
longest party is front and center with the release of the latest presidential $1 coin cover from the U.S. Mint.
Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president, is
featured on the obverse of the Uncirculated dollar coin that, mounted
on a display card within an envelope featuring a “Flag for All
Seasons” stamp, will go on sale May 1 at 12 p.m. ET, according to the Mint.
The Mint will produce 20,000 Coolidge coin covers. Orders can be
placed on the U.S. Mint Catalog webpage or by calling
800-872-6468. (The number for hearing- and speech-impaired customers
with TTY equipment is 1-888-321-6468.)
Presidential coin covers are priced at $19.95.
Coolidge served as president from 1923 to 1929, the bulk of the
post-World War I and pre-Depression decade known as the Roaring
Twenties. He took office after the death of Warren Harding in 1923 and was president during
a period of economic boom known for its flappers, talkies and speakeasies.
Coolidge’s predecessor, Harding, and his two immediate successors,
Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, are also being
commemorated in 2014 with presidential dollar coins. Harding coin
covers are already available. Hoover and Roosevelt covers have yet to