About the U.S. Presidential Dollar
The United States is honoring our Nationís Presidents by issuing $1 circulating coins featuring their images in the order that they served,
beginning with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison in 2007. The Presidential $1 Coin Act seeks to revitalize the design of United States coins and return circulating coinage to its position as an object of aesthetic beauty in its own right. Accordingly, these new coins will feature larger, more dramatic artwork.
The United States Mint will mint and issue 4 Presidential $1 coins per year, and each will have a reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
These coins will feature larger, more dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance,
"E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mint mark.
The Golden Presidential Dollar is 8.1 grams in weight, 2 mm thick, and 26.5 mm in diameter.
The coins physical makeup is a three-layer clad construction - pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass.
These coins are called "Golden Dollars" as they have a goldish color just like the Sacagawea Dollars.