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Thursday, January 29, 2009

2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set

The US Mint will begin selling the 2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set on February 10, 2009 at 12:00 Noon ET.

The set will contain proof versions of each of the 2009 Presidential Dollars, honoring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler Dollar, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor. The coins will be struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the "S" mint mark.

All four of these coins will also be included in the US Mint's 2009 Proof Set and 2009 Silver Proof Set, which are scheduled to be released in the spring. In recent years, the US Mint has been producing separate proof sets for quarters and Presidential Dollars.

The sets will be priced at $14.95, which is the same price charged for last year's set. The 2008 Presidential Dollar Set is still currently available for sale on the US Mint's website.

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At January 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At February 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like the presidential dollars. All those designs are ugly, including the statue of liberty reverse. I've always thought that the Sacegawea dollars are way prettier coins, and also don't understand why the mint decided to redesign the reverse, as that was a really nice flying eagle. I also think that after the presidential dollars run their course, the mint should systematically remove all presidents from our coins and go back to the original intent of the founders not to have presidents on the coins. The lady liberty, flying eagle, and native american designs are much nicer to look at as well. All of our prettiest U.S. coins either feature lady liberty or native americans in their traditional settings. They could leave presidents on the paper money perhaps. They should also phase out the paper dollar by removing it from circulation. People aren't going to start using the dollar coins in any significant way until they do that. They should also come out with $2 coins, like Canada has done for a while, with bi-metal designs.


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