Today, February 14, 2013, the United States Mint will release the 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™. Found inside the set are proof quality examples of the four 2013-dated strikes of the Presidential $1 Coin Program.
The set will be sold for $18.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. The US Mint indicates there is no preset mintage cap in place on the release.
Found inside the set are the following four coins (each struck to proof quality at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco):
- 2013 William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin - honoring the 25th President of the United States. Inscriptions include WILLIAM MCKINLEY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 25th PRESIDENT and 1897 - 1901.
- 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin - honoring the 26th US President. Inscriptions include THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN GOD WE TRUST, 26th PRESIDENT and 1901 - 1909.
- 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin - features an obverse portrait depicting the 27th US President. Inscriptions include WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, IN GOD WE TRUST, 27th PRESIDENT and 1909 - 1913.
- 2013 Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin - honors the 28th President of the United States. Inscriptions include WOODROW WILSON, IN GOD WE TRUST, 28th PRESIDENT and 1913 - 1921.
All four coins of the set are encased together in the same protective lens to showcase the strikes and maintain their exceptional finish.
The United States Mint offers this description for its proof quality coins:
"United States Mint proof coins are extraordinarily bright, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief."
Orders for the 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set may be placed directly with the US Mint. Orders are accepted via the Mint's online website of www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).