Today, April 10, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint opened sales for circulating quality 2014 Calvin Coolidge Presidential Dollars in rolls, bags, and boxes. This represents the second release of the year and the 30th release overall within the Presidential $1 Coin Program.
The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Calvin Coolidge designed and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. This design was recommended by both the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee with the groups calling it the best likeness, which captured the character of the former President. The portrait is surrounded by the required inscriptions “Calvin Coolidge”, “In God We Trust”, “30th President”, and the period of service “1923-1929”.
The reverse features an image of the Statue of Liberty intended to symbolize the concept of Liberty. Inscriptions include “United States of America” and the denomination expressed as “$1”. This design by Don Everhart has been used for the reverse design across all issues of the series.
Incused edge inscriptions contain the “2014” date of issue, the mint mark, and the motto “E Pluribus Unum”.
The United States Mint is offered circulating quality Calvin Coolidge Presidential Dollars struck at either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. Product options from each mint include 25-coin rolls priced at $32.95 each, 100-coin bags priced at $111.95 each, and 250-coin boxes priced at $275.95 each. All products feature packaging which contains the President’s name, the face value of the contents, and the mint mark.
There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits imposed. Recent circulating coin production figures for the Calvin Coolidge Dollar indicate production of 4.48 million pieces at the Philadelphia Mint and 3.78 million pieces at the Denver Mint, for a total of 8.26 million coins. Starting with the 2012-dated issues, Presidential Dollars have not been released to the channels of circulation, but only distributed in numismatic products.
The US Mint indicates that the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Dollar products will remain available for one year from the initial on sale date or until inventory is depleted prior to the one-year period. This availability information has been provided for Presidential Dollars bags, rolls, and boxes issued from 2013 onwards, however the US Mint has not adhered to sales cut off date. Most of the William McKinley products, which went on sale February 19, 2013, still remain available for sale.
Today, the US Mint also began sales for the 2014-W Uncirculated Silver Eagles. Coverage of this product will be provided in a separate post.