The George Washington Presidential Dollar was released on February 15, 2007. This was the first coin of the new Presidential Dollar coin series. The official launch ceremony for the coin was held at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The Director of the United States Mint Edmund Moy was in attendance.
The obverse of the coin was designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna. It features a portrait of George Washington and the inscriptions “George Washington,” “1st President,” and the years of his presidential term “1789-1797″.
The reverse of the coin carries the rendition of the Statue of Liberty which will be used as the reverse for all coins in the Presidential Dollar series. It was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. The inscriptions read “United States of America” and the denomination “$1″.
The coin has special edge lettering which includes the mottoes “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum.” The date and mint mark are also included on the edge of the coin.
The Philadelphia mint produced 176,680,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 163,680,000 coins. This was the highest total production for the series so far.
Other 2007 Presidential Dollars:
- John Adams Presidential Dollar
- Thomas Jefferson Presidential Dollar
- James Madison Presidential Dollar
Designer: Joseph Menna (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Sculptor: Joseph Menna (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Mint: Philadelphia (P mint mark), Denver (D mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark)
Mintage: 176,680,000 Philadelphia, 163,680,000 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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