The U.S. Mint has unveiled designs for the Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 coins, due for release in 2016. Ronald Reagan will we the third and final president to be featured on a coin next year, but his design won’t be revealed until February 6. Living presidents are not eligible for this series, so the Reagan issue will mark the conclusion of the program.
The Richard M. Nixon obverse was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. A profile portrait of President Nixon is featured along with the inscriptions RICHARD M. NIXON, IN GOD WE TRUST, 37th PRESIDENT, and Nixon’s years in office, 1969-1974.
The Gerald R. Ford obverse was designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. A portrait of President Ford is featured at the center of the design, with the inscriptions GERALD R. FORD, IN GOD WE TRUST, 38th PRESIDENT, and Ford’s years in office, 1974-1977, curving around the rim.
All Presidential $1 coins share a reverse that includes Don Everhart’s depiction of the Statue of Liberty. Inscribed along the rim is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and $1 appears in the central field.
The Presidential dollar program began in 2007 and has issued four coins per year. U.S. presidents are featured in the order they took office. For more information, please visit the U.S. Mint’s Web site.