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The 15th coin release in the U.S. Mint’s presidential dollar program will go into circulation Aug. 19. The design honors James Buchanan, the nation’s 15th president.
The Mint will celebrate the coin’s release with a ceremonial launch and coin exchange at Wheatland, the former president’s home, in Lancaster, Pa., at 10 a.m. Eastern Time that day.
The coin’s obverse by Phebe Hemphill features Buchanan’s portrait with the inscriptions “James Buchanan,” “In God We Trust,” “15th President” and “1857-1861.” The reverse features a rendition of the Statue of Liberty by Don Everhart, with the inscription “United States Of America.” The year “2010,” “E Pluribus Unum” and the mint of origin are incused on the coin’s edge.
The coin will be shipped to banks and other financial institutions in rolls, unmixed with other $1 coins. For each new design in the series, banks may order and store the coins up to three weeks prior to the introduction so they will have supplies on hand on the release date. The coins will be available in unmixed rolls for two weeks after the introduction of each design.
To view and order related collectible products from the Mint, visit its website at www.usmint.gov/catalog or call (800) USA-MINT (872-6468).