The U.S. Mint stated in a recent press release that “The United States Mint has struck more than 300 million George Washington Presidential $1 Coins. We have recently learned that an unspecified quantity of these coins inadvertently left the United States Mint at Philadelphia without edge-lettering on them. It is unknown how many of these coins without inscriptions on the edge have been placed into circulation.”
Estimated mintages of the “Missing Edge Lettering” Washington Dollar
There has been wide speculation regarding the total number of Washington Dollars that are missing the edge lettering. Estimates range from a low of 40,000 to a high of 400,000. It has yet to be determined if all or part of one ballistic bag of Washington Dollars was released without the inscriptions on the edge. Many people are wondering if the U.S. Mint will release another statement on their estimation of the number of “Missing Edge Lettering” Washington Dollars released.
Below are the population reports for PCGS, NGC, ICG and ANACS reflecting the number of “Missing Edge Lettering “ George Washington Dollars that have been certified through mid-April. Since these population figures change daily, please check with the individual Grading Services for the most recent figures. Considering that over 300 million George Washington Presidential Dollar coins were struck by the Philadelphia and Denver Mints in early 2007, the numbers below reflect only a small fraction of the total number minted.