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.