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Monday, December 21, 2009

2010 Presidential Dollar Release Schedule

Public release dates have been established for the 2010 Presidential Dollars. The four coins to be released next year will feature the former Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln.

The release dates were recently posted on the Federal Reserve Banks website, along with information for depository institutions on how to order unmixed quantities of each release. The United States Mint's website still does not include release dates for the coins.

2010 Millard Fillmore Dollar
Release Date: February 18, 2010

2010 Franklin Pierce Dollar
Release Date: May 20, 2010

2010 James Buchanan Dollar
Release Date: August 19, 2010

2010 Abraham Lincoln Dollar
Release Date: November 18, 2010

Release dates for America the Beautiful Quarters are still "To Be Determined". Based on the US Mint's preliminary product release schedule posted last week, it seems like the 2010 quarters will come at later dates compared to the 2009 quarters. The Hot Springs Quarter bags and rolls are shown with an availability date of April 2010. (The quarter bags and rolls offerings usually coincide with the circulation release dates.) Last year the District of Columbia Quarter was released on January 26, 2009.

The 2010 Presidential Dollar release dates fall on roughly the same days that were used during 2009. Last year the first coin featuring William Henry Harrison was released on February 19, 2009.



At December 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


The only one I care about is Lincoln.

At December 21, 2009 at 12:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed: a lot of people who don't
otherwise collect Presidential
Dollars will want the Lincoln Dollar!

A lot of the 'winners' in this series are yet to come. Especially Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt, a very popular President who's never appeared on a legal tender U.S. coin.

A Theodore Roosevelt U.S. coin has
been long overdue!

It's a forgone conclusion that the Lincoln, FDR and JFK Presidential Dollars will be popular, but those
three Presidents are on coins already. In fact, some of the extra
demand for those three Dollars will
be from those who will want to add
them as 'complementary coins' to Lincoln Cent, Dime and Half-Dollar collections.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Lincoln Dollar was minted in the
quantity of the other three 2010
Presidential Dollars combined!

At December 21, 2009 at 2:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's probably right,the Lincoln dollar should be heavily minted, and my guess is the other three designs will have much smaller mintages than they otherwise would have had they not had to share their release year WITH Lincoln.

By that reckoning, the other three designs should be worth more than Lincoln due to much smaller mintage numbers. However, I'm sure Lincoln will be worth more than the others simply because his larger mintage will be totally absorbed by collectors.

The product to keep an eye on and be sure not to miss next year will be the Lincoln Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. Since the Mint only sells a few thousand of those for each design, the sets should sell out in a HURRY, seeing some very nice appreciation right afterward. Don't let that opportunity pass you by!

At December 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me about Lincoln & Spouse - definitely want that one for my grandkids, of course the Lincoln dollar as well.

At December 21, 2009 at 4:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really interested in any of these for myself. At present we are not required to buy them so I probably ain't. If you like 'em and get 'em congratulations. Might be good coins for older kids to play with. Maybe they could learn some history from them as an educational aid.

At December 21, 2009 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's already twelve years worth of dollars piled up in the treasury vaults and we're less than a third of the way thru this series. Twenty years from now there will be a 50 year supply of these hideous coins collecting dust. Now we know why the mint doesn't have time to strike proof eagles.

At December 21, 2009 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the 'hot tip' reminding us about the Lincoln Coin & Medal Set!

Gotta love the Mint. We'll have
coins commemorating National Parks
three years before we have a coin
to commemorate the President who
designated 5 of those first National Parks (and the first 18 National Monuments, including the Grand Canyon!).

And, the Mint was busy making UHR
coins with the St. Gaudens design
this year, but who hired Augustus
St. Gaudens in the first place?!
That's right, Theodore Roosevelt!

At December 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mint should get rid of the pennies and make the dollar the size of the least then we would have a coin that would be easy to carry and useful.

Why don't we as collectors make a request that the mint make a totally new design and sized coin?

A copper dollar...shake it up boys.


At December 22, 2009 at 8:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK so here's another "GREAT" suggestion for a commemorative Lincoln Dollar with the regular golden dollar coin to be released next year. How about a COPPER dollar of the same composition as the 1909 cent, or a STEEL dollar of the same composition as the 1943 issue. Any takers?

At December 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just carry this to the logical conclusion and quit beating around the bush. I propose the Mint go directly to producing a golden plastic dollar, silver plastic quarter, dime, nickel, and copper plastic penny.

At December 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm! Let's see the plastic card I carry in my wallet has a limit of $35,000. This little piece of plastic is worth a lot more than an ounce of gold! Seems like we are there already...

At December 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son got some of those at the dollar store. Is this the same?


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