The United States Mint has announced the designs for the 2013 Presidential Dollars. The four coins issued for the coming year will honor the former Presidents William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
Initially, the US Mint had prepared from 9 to 11 different design candidates for each of the upcoming coins. These were reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) who offered their recommendations. The final design selections were made by the Secretary of the Treasury. See all of the original design candidates here and here.
The release dates included below refer to the date when the US Mint is expected to begin selling numismatic bags, rolls, and boxes for each coin. Following the decision of the Treasury Department, these coins will not be distributed to the channels of circulation.
William McKinley Presidential Dollar
Designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill
Release Date: February 19, 2013
The final design selection matches the recommendation offered by the CCAC. The CFA had offered a recommendation for the alternate design shown below.
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar
Designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna
Release Date April 14, 2013
The final design selection matches the recommendation of the CFA. The CCAC had recommended the alternate design shown below, left.
The design selection bears a close resemblance to the Presidential Medal issued for Theodore Roosevelt, which is shown below, right.
William Howard Taft Presidential Dollar
Designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso
Release Date July 13, 2013
The final design matches the recommendation of the CCAC. The CFA had recommended the alternate design shown below.
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollar
Designed and sculpted by Don Everhart
Release Date: October 13, 2013
The final design selection matches the recommendation of the both the CFA and the CCAC.