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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2010 Presidential Dollar Designs Released

The United States Mint has released the designs that will be used for the upcoming 2010 Presidential Dollars. Next year's coins will honor former Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln.

The obverse of each coin will feature a portrait of the President with inscriptions of the President's name, order of the Presidency, years served, and the motto "In God We Trust". The reverse of each coin will feature the rendition of the Statue of Liberty designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. Reverse inscriptions include "United States of America" and "$1". The date, mint mark, and motto "E Pluribus Unum" will appear on the edge of the coin with thirteen stars.

The highlight of next year's releases will be the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar. Together with the newly designed 2010 Lincoln Cent, it will provide a nice capstone to the coins issued for Lincoln's Bicentennial. This year, the US Mint issued the 2009 Lincoln Cent with four different reverse designs and the 2009 Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar.

The US Mint line art images for each of next year's Presidential Dollars appear below, with the designers and engravers for each coin.


Millard Fillmore Dollar
Designer and Engraver: Don Everhart


Franklin Pierce Dollar
Designer: Susan Gamble
Engraver: Charles Vickers


James Buchanan Dollar
Desiger and Engraver: Phebe Hemphill


Abraham Lincoln Dollar
Designer and Engraver: Don Everhart

On a related note, I have recently updated CoinReview.com with pages for the upcoming 2010 coin releases. The site allows collectors to rate coins on the basis of coin design, historical significance, and investment potential. Collectors can also provide more detailed written reviews on these or other relevant factors. Visit Coin Review to check out some of the reviews already posted for the 2010 Lincoln Cent and 2010 Disabled Veterans Commemorative Silver Dollar.

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13 Comments:

At December 9, 2009 at 8:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Lincoln Dollar looks like a sure winner. I'm looking forward to getting a roll of it.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 8:54 AM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

If they only looked that good in hand instead of a game token. If low mintages continue, Lincoln should be a sure sell-out.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that the Lincoln design will have a much larger mintage than the other three, due to anticipated popularity. Hence, the mintages on the other three designs will likely be smaller so as not to greatly increase the number of dollar coins minted in 2010.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The designs of these appear to be more detailed than previous issues. Will have to see how they look after production. Its too bad they don't produce these and other coins in silver instead of scrap metal. The mint's scrap metal coins would be less of a joke if they had a face value of dime instead of a dollar.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 10:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

On another Dollar note: Both P and D Native American rolls have sold out.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the mint include a confederate president in their dollar designs?

Seems only fair that a Jefferson Davis coin follow the Lincoln dollar...

Maybe they could put a confederate iron clad ship on the other side of the coin.

Anyone remember what year J.D. was president?

 
At December 9, 2009 at 2:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jefferson Davis was never president of the United States, therefore will never be on a United States presidential coin. You must be from the South. News flash: That war ended quite awhile ago and you lost.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 3:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Davis was a true American Hero. He fought for the US in the Spanish American War but never a US president.

 
At December 9, 2009 at 5:29 PM , Blogger David C. said...

Maybe Jefferson Davis will be featured, along with Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld, in a Secretary of Defense coin series. Those three would make a good complement to Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan. Davis was Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce.

 
At December 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Bob M said...

Considering Jefferson Davis died in 1889, I do not think he fought in the Spanish American War which took place NINE YEARS after his death. Now, if you had written Mexican American War, you would be correct. Davis might have earned the American hero tag for his actions in the border war but he lost it once he betrayed the Union- Jefferson Davis, forever an American traitor...

 
At December 12, 2009 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing but a batting cage token that will only go bad.It's a shame they don't take Lincoln and put him on the gold coin in exchange for his wife.LOL.This country is way over due for a Lincoln real gold coin.I find it hard to believe that his wife will make it on a real gold coin before he does.What a shame and disgrace the US Mint has become.I guess this gives the term First Lady a new meaning LOL.I don't mean to sound sexist but it has now been more then 100 years that our US Mint has ignored Lincoln for a Real gold coin.To put him on a piece of crap gold manganese planchet is a slap in his dead face.

 
At December 12, 2009 at 9:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then again the cheap piece of junk pennies they make now aren't much better.He is a president that has deserved being on a gold coin since 1864 and beyond.Maybe if we even make it to 2014.The Mint will be bright enough to put him on a 150 year Pure Gold Coin.

 
At December 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Bob M said...

Well there Mr anonymouse, it is apparent that you do not realize that the First Spouse gold coin program is legislatively mandated by Congress just as the Presidential Dollar program is legislatively mandated by Congress, they cannot be switched just because the peanut gallery demands it. The US Mint has no say-so in the matter, they can only produce what is dictated to them by Congress. Geez, try complaining to the right people for a change...

 

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