Today February 11, 2010, the United States Mint began sales of the 2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. The set will include the four 2010 Presidential Dollar coins featuring Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln.
The obverse of each coin features a portrait of the President being honored, along with the order of the Presidency, the dates of the Presidential term and the motto “In God We Trust.” A common reverse design used for each coin features a rendition of the Statue of Liberty designed by Don Everhart, created to represent the concept of Liberty. Edge lettering includes the motto “E Pluribus Unum” and the date and mintmark.
The 2010 Presidential Dollar proof coins included in the set are manufactured by a special process, which includes striking the coins multiple times with specially polished dies. This creates brilliant coins with sharp relief and mirrored backgrounds. Frosted raised elements of the coins create a special cameo effect for the proof coins.
The four proof coins are housed in a protective plastic lens that allows the edges of the coins to be viewed. This is placed in an illustrated outer cardboard box.
The sets are priced at $15.95 from the United States Mint plus applicable shipping and handling charges.