Final production figures have now been released by the United States Mint for each of this year’s Presidential Dollars. This series began in 2007 to honor the former Presidents of the United States in the order served.
The 2009 Presidential Dollars honored the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth Presidencies. Coins were released throughout the year to honor William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor.
The mintages for each release are presented below. In each case, the figures represent the number of circulating coins produced by the United States Mint at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This includes coins sold through the numismatic bags and rolls program.
2009 Presidential Dollar Mintages
|William Henry Harrison Dollar||55,160,000||43,260,000||98,420,000|
|John Tyler Dollar||43,540,000||43,540,000||87,080,000|
|James K. Polk Dollar||41,720,000||46,620,000||88,340,000|
|Zachary Taylor Dollar||36,680,000||41,580,000||78,260,000|
The total number of Presidential Dollars produced during 2009 came in at 352,100,000 across the four different designs. This is down significantly from the mintage levels experienced during the first year of the series in 2007 when more than 940,870,000 coins were produced, and also down from 2008 when 464,480,000 coins were produced.
The Zachary Taylor Dollar overall mintage represents the lowest figure for the series to date. The 2009-D Zachary Taylor Dollar holds the mintage low for a single issue at 36,680,000.
The basic trend throughout the series has been for lower mintages with each subsequent release. This trend has been interrupted twice with minor mintage increases for the Andrew Jackson Dollar and this year’s James K. Polk Dollar.