The United States Mint will begin sales of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar Coin Cover on June 29, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET. This will be the 18th release in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover series.
Each cover includes Ulysses S. Grant Dollars sourced from the first day of mintage at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. These two coins are mounted on a display card and placed within an illustrated envelope including a 44-cent postage stamp with a postmark of “May 19, 2011 St. Louis, MO”, the official circulation release date of the coins.
The US Mint redesigned these covers starting with the prior release. The portrait of the President was reduced in size to make room for a black bar at the bottom of the envelope, which includes the Treasury Department and US Mint logos. The design used for the first 16 covers featured a larger and more prominent head and shoulders portrait of each President.
Each cover is priced at $19.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. The maximum production limit is established at 22,000 units. Compared to last year’s covers, this is a price increase of $4 and production limit decrease of 10,000 units.
The most recently released Andrew Johnson Coin Cover has sold 16,313 units as of the latest available sales report. Previously released covers remain available for sale at the US Mint all the way back to William Henry Harrison, the 9th President.
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