President William Howard Taft was our 27th President, as well as our 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the only person in history to have served in both of these offices, as well as being the only President to swear in two of his successors: Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. His Presidency was noted for its support of the economic development of Latin America, known as “Dollar Diplomacy”. The decisions of his court provided long lasting effects, such as Carroll v. United States, which allows for the search of a vehicle without a warrant if police have probable cause, and Olmstead v. United States, which referenced evidence gathered during a telephone wiretap.
The coin bearing President Taft’s image is the twenty-seventh in the series of Presidential Dollar coins, and the third to be issued in 2013. The obverses depicts Taft, the time in office (1909-1913), and the motto “In God We Trust”. The reverse shows the Statue of Liberty in the same design as been depicted on all Presidential dollars. The edge has the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, the year of issuance, and the mint mark.
The William Howard Taft Presidential Dollar will be released in bag and roll quantities on July 9th, 2013. As Presidential Dollar coins are still being produced under the Treasury Department’s suspension of production of the dollar coin for general circulation, they will only be available directly from the U.S. Mint in the following products:
- in rolls of 25 coins, bags of 100 coins, or in boxes of 250 or 500 coins from either the Philadelphia or Denver mints
- as part of the 2013 Presidential Dollar Proof Set
- as part of the 2013 Presidential $1 Uncirculated Set
- as part of the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Four-Coin Set
- as part of the 2013 Uncirculated Mint Set
- as part of the 2013 Proof Set
- as part of the 2013 Silver Proof Set
- as part of the 2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set
- 2013 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
- 2013 William Howard Taft $1 coin cover
Visit www.usmint.gov for current prices and to order, as well as calling 800-USA-MINT (872-6468).