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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Presidential $1 Coin Images

The United States Mint has released more images for 2011 coins. This set is for the uncirculated and proof versions of the 2011 Presidential Dollars. I wanted to quickly share these images before getting back to the survey results.

This year's coins will feature the 17th to 20th Presidents of the United States, namely Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield. The release dates for the coins will be February 17, May 19, August 18, and November 17, 2011, according to Federal Reserve Bank Services.

Newly released Presidential Dollars can be obtained from many banks at face value. Unlike the America the Beautiful Quarters, financial institutions are provided with a specified period during which they can order unmixed quantities of each design.

The US Mint also sells 25-coin numismatic rolls. With this year's price increase, the rolls will be $39.95 each.

Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollar
17th President
Designed by Don Everhart

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar
18th President
Designed by Don Everhart

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Dollar
19th President
Designed by Don Everhart

James A. Garfield Presidential Dollar
20th President
Designed by Phebe Hemphill



At January 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM , Anonymous JA said...

Since I started collecting bank rolls of these in 2007, I am going to continue the 'bank roll' collection in 2011 and beyond.

But no way am I going to fork over $39.95 for $25 worth of coins!

Collectors aren't stupid and they are no longer going to be gouged by the mint.

At January 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and the $25 quarter bags are worse! $32.95 just two years ago, this year they will cost $49.95!

Excessive? I believe so.

I'm still licking my wounds from buying the James K. Polk U.S. Mint rolls! I bought 5 rolls of each Mint Mark, so with shipping included I paid a total premium of $114.45. I haven't actually opened them to redeem for face just yet, but I might as well. They will NEVER be worth anything.

Darn that William Henry Harrison! I didn't buy a SINGLE roll of those. Because of him, I took a chance on Polk and now look at him. Still hanging around a year and a half later!

I'm such an idiot.

However, I learned my lesson. No more of this silly junk for me! Nothing but gold or silver products from now on. I'm not going to pay premiums for paper wrappers or canvas bags anymore!

At January 19, 2011 at 2:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm not going to pay premiums for paper wrappers or canvas bags anymore!"

Good for you young man. The light has shown through. Years ago, when these specially printed wrapper rolls and super sealed cloth bags were offered at NOMINAL additional cost, they were fair game for buyers who perhaps salted away a small quantity for the kids and grandkids to open and enjoy some day.

Then came the Madison Ave. advertising crowd who advised the unknowing officials to raise the prices - "the rubes will pay whatever we ask"- and the long sure sales slide began. Unable to meet the projected profit on lowered sales, the same twits once again decided to raise prices again to make up for the shortfall. We all know what happened....lower sales, lower profits again.

Well, you can't flog a dead horse and expect it to win the race. But they went to the well again, and predictably sales are still falling. People are much too smart these days to be robbed over and over and over. The "coin rubes" won't stand to have their pockets picked anymore. They've made a considered choice......reject overpricing by not buying junk.

Yes Virginia, from now on they'll spend their money where and when it's treated best. Shame, it needn't have happened. ~Grandpa

At January 19, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes! The great Grandpa! A most excellent poster of common sense to this blog. "M" how about putting him on the payroll? LOL

At January 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they were alive they would be disappointed to know that their likeness was cast on an unstable metal such as Manganese which has a natural propensity to turn black on 50 years. What a boner.

At January 20, 2011 at 7:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They would probably stomp our a**'es.

At January 20, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew Johnson looks kind of like Peter Boyle in "Young Frankenstein" on the proof version! :)

At January 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking more Emperor Palpatine.

>Andrew Johnson looks kind of like >Peter Boyle in "Young Frankenstein" >on the proof version! :)


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