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Friday, February 13, 2009

2009 Presidential Dollar Release Schedule

Earlier this week, the US Mint released details of the official launch ceremony for the first 2009 Presidential Dollar honoring William Henry Harrison. This will appropriately take place on President's Day, February 16, 2009 at President Harrison's birthplace, Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. The event will include a ceremonial pour of new William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollars, a coin exchange, a free coin for children attending, and tours of the manor house.

Similar to the 2009 Quarter Release Schedule I posted earlier in the week, I wanted to put a schedule for the 2009 Presidential Dollar releases online. The US Mint recently posted new images of the coins, which will also be included. The previous images available were artist's renderings.

The release dates listed below are the public release dates according to the Federal Reserve Banks. The release date which was listed for the WHH Dollar is a few days after the ceremony described above. So you could really get these on February 16, 2009 if you attend the ceremony.

William Henry Harrison Dollar
Release Date: February 19, 2009
Designer and Sculptor: Joseph Menna

John Tyler Dollar
Release Date: May 21, 2009
Designer and Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill

James K. Polk Dollar
Release Date: August 20, 2009
Designer: Susan Gamble
Sculptor: Charles Vickers

Zachary Taylor Dollar
Release Date: November 19, 2009
Designer and Sculptor: Don Everhart

View all Presidential Dollar Release Dates.

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At February 13, 2009 at 6:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wm. Henry Harrison portrait looks like a representation of the haunted house owner in an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Other portraits are ok, especially John Tyler.

At February 20, 2009 at 4:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Michael,
Shut up. No one cares what you think.

At September 27, 2009 at 6:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Savage needs to realize that doing a coin portrait is very difficult, and it is not his place to criticize the end result. Does he even understand the amount of time it took to examine other portraits of W.H. Harrison, to ensure the most accurate product for that coin? From his comment, I think not

At November 10, 2009 at 3:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


settle down. wow way to take a joke. you spaz

At April 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I care what Michael thinks because his is the only post that held my interest, plus his observation is true and accurate (and it made me smile). Lighten up, the rest of you anal, rude, uptight twits. Learn to laugh and recognize a joke (or at least a sense of humor in another.) Thanks for the astute and memorable comment, Michael, and for the smiles it brought!


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