2013 Presidential Dollars

Offered by the United States Mint as the seventh year of releases in a series is the 2013 Presidential Dollars. Showcased on the reverse of coins in the program are portraits of former Presidents of the United States.

2013 Presidential Dollars (Line-Art)

2013 Presidential Dollars (Line-Art)

Eligible former US Presidents are honored in the series in the order in which they served. The program debuted in 2007 with a strike honoring the first US President, George Washington.

Since then, 24 coins have been issued at a rate of four per year. The 2013 Presidential Dollars honor the 25th through 28th Presidents and include:

  • William McKinley, 25th US President - served from 1897-1901
  • Theodore Roosevelt , 26th US President - served from 1901-1909
  • William Howard Taft , 27th US President - served from 1909-1913
  • Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President - served from 1913-1921

The series is scheduled to continue until all eligible individuals have been honored.

When the program debuted, the coins were struck and released into general circulation as dictated by the Presidential $1 Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) which authorized them. That procedure ended, however, in 2011 when the Secretary of the Treasury ordered a halt owing to vast quantities of $1 coins in the Federal Reserve vaults. Since then, the US Mint strikes the coins only for numismatic purposes.

The coins are composed of 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese and 2% nickel. The strikes have a diameter of 26.5 mm and a weight of 8.1 grams and include an edge inscription of the year of minting and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Presidential Dollar Reverse (Proof Version) - Click to Enlarge

Presidential Dollar Reverse (Proof Version) - Click to Enlarge

Shown on the reverse of each coin is the same image of the Statue of Liberty. It was originally designed by Don Everhart.

Issued in association with the 2013 Presidential Dollars is another series of coins dedicated to the spouses of the Presidents. This series is known as the First Spouse Gold Coins and features likenesses of the spouses of the former Presidents struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold.

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William McKinley Presidential Dollar - The portrait of William McKinley found on this coin was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States and served in office from March 4, 1897 through September 14, 1901. He was the last US President to have served in the American Civil War and used some of that warfare knowledge to help insure an American victory in the Spanish–American War while President.

McKinley has the distinction of being the third US President to be assassinated. He was shot and died several days later on September 14, 1901.

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Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar - Shown on the obverse of the Theodore Roosevelt Coin is a portrait of the former President designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

Serving as the 26th US President was Theodore Roosevelt. He was elected to two terms and served from September 14, 1901 through March 4, 1909.

Roosevelt became the youngest US President ever at the age of 42 when he assumed the office after the assassination of William McKinley. After serving two terms, Roosevelt toured the world and then attempted to be elected for a third term in 1912.

William Howard Taft Presidential Dollar - Offered on the obverse of the coin is a portrait of Taft designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.

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William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and served in office from March 4, 1909 through March 4, 1913. He was elected, in large part, based on the popularity of the previous President, Theodore Roosevelt.

However, that popularity did not remain through the Taft administration and his re-election was further hampered when Roosevelt ran against him as a third party candidate. Taft was later appointed as the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court making him the only individual to be both President and Chief Justice.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollar - The portrait of Wilson shown on the obverse of the coin was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

Woodrow Wilson served as the 28th US President for two terms running from March 4, 1913 through March 4, 1921. His first term was considered quite successful as he pursued an aggressive legislative agenda.

His second term lacked that initial progress as the nation became embroiled in World War I. He led the nation, however, to help defeat the Germans and peace was declared on November 11, 1918.

Multiple products are offered by the US Mint which include the Presidential Dollars.

Presidential Dollar Coin Specifications

Mintmark: D, P, S
Finish/Condition: Circulated, Proof
Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Weight: 8.1 grams
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Edge: lettering
Date of Issue: 2007-2016
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: Provided Above
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Don Everhart

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