The Andrew Jackson Presidential Dollar was released on August 14, 2008. This was the seventh coin released for the Presidential Dollar series and the third coin released for the year 2008. The official launch ceremony was held at the Hermitage near Nashville, Tennessee. Andrew Brunhart, the US Mint Deputy Director, and Richard Cowart, the past regent of the Heritage Board of Directors, were in attendance.
The obverse of the coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Jim Licaretz. It features a portrait of Andrew Jackson the inscriptions “Andrew Jackson,” “7th President,” and the years of his presidential term “1829-1837″.
The reverse of the coin carries the rendition of the Statue of Liberty designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. This is used as the common reverse design for the entire series. The inscriptions read “United States of America” and the denomination “$1″.
The coin has edge lettering which includes the mottoes “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum” and the date and mint mark of the coin.
The Philadelphia mint produced 61,080,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 61,070,000 coins. The total production figure was higher than the preceding coin honoring John Quincy Adams. This actually marked the first time that the production total for a subsequent Presidential Dollar experienced an increase.
More 2008 Presidential Dollars:
- James Monroe Presidential Dollar
- John Quincy Adams Presidential Dollar
- Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar
Designer: Joel Iskowitz (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Sculptor: Jim Licaretz (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Mint: Philadelphia (P mint mark), Denver (D mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark)
Mintage:61,080,000 Philadelphia, 61,070,000 Denver
Weight: 8.1 g
Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
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