The Thomas Jefferson Presidential Dollar was released on August 16, 2007. This was the third release of the Presidential Dollar coin series. The official launch ceremony for the coin was held at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Edmund Moy, the Director of the US Mint, and Daniel Jordan, the President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, were in attendance.
The obverse of the coin was designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna. It features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson and the inscriptions “Thomas Jefferson,” “3rd President,” and the years of his presidential term “1801-1809″.
The reverse of the coin carries a rendition of the Statue of Liberty used for the reverse design of 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’s edge lettering 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 100,800,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 102,810,000 coins. This represented another decline from the prior two releases of the series honoring George Washington and John Adams.
Other 2007 Presidential Dollars:
- George Washington Presidential Dollar
- John Adams 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: 100,800,000 Philadelphia, 102,810,000 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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