The U.S. Mint has released the 2016 Presidential One Dollar Coin Proof Set containing Proof versions of this year’s three Presidential dollars. The set costs $17.95 and has no stated limits on production or orders per household.
The three issues come packaged in a plastic lens that protects their finishes while showcasing both the obverse and reverse of each coin, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Each coin is struck to Proof quality at the San Francisco Mint, and carries an “S” mint mark.
This year’s Presidential dollars have obverse designs honoring Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan, the final three presidents eligible for this series, which will conclude after this year.
The obverses of the coins carry a portrait of a president, with his name, dates in office, sequence number as an office holder, and IN GOD WE TRUST inscribed along the rim.
All issues in this series share a common reverse designed and engraved by Don Everhart, on which an image of the Statue of Liberty is placed beside the coin’s $1 denomination and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The year of issue, mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are included along the edges of the coins.
Though products containing circulation-quality Nixon dollars were released on February 3, this is the first time any of the 2016 Presidential dollars have been made available in Proof quality. These dollars will be available in other Proof sets due for release later in the year, but the Mint has yet to schedule launch dates for those products.
For more information on the U.S. Mint’s Presidential $1 coin program, please visit its Web site.