George H.W. Bush Presidential Is Set For U.S. Mint Release

We are two days away from the release of the long-anticipated George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin. Finally!

Having been talking about the possibilities and the pieces of legislation brought forth to make this coin possible for over a year now, we will see the first Presidential $1 Coin since 2016 release Friday, December 4th. The coins will be introduced in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

The obverse design of the Presidential $1 coin features the portrait of George H.W. Bush with the inscriptions “GEORGE H.W. BUSH,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “41st PRESIDENT,” and “1989-1993.” AIP (Artistic Infusion Program) artist Elana Hagler came up with the design while United States Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted it.

Following the design structure of the entire Presidential $1 coin series, the reverse of the coin will have the common design that depicts the Statue of Liberty. It was designed and sculpted by former Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. Incused on the edge of the coin will be the inscriptions “2020,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and the mintmark either representing Philadelphia or Denver.

The late president, who passed on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94, was the 41st President of the United States. Before being elected, he served as the Vice President of the United States from 1981-1989 under President Ronald Reagan. He was also a member of Congress, Ambassador to the United Nations, and the Director of Central Intelligence before he took the position of Vice President.

Source: United States Mint