Editor’s note: The Washington Dollar Missing Edge Lettering is one of the most exciting mint errors to surface in the last ten years. This following section contains information on this new release from the U.S. Mint and the new mint errors that have been discovered as well as articles informing the collector on what to look out for. There may be some repetition in content, but we at Mint Error News feel it is very important information that our readers should know.
Beginning in 2007, the U.S. Mint released the first in a series of commemorative dollar coins featuring the presidents of the United States. Hoping to help dollar coins circulate more commonly than recent predecessors, the Sacagawea, Susan B. Anthony, and Eisenhower dollars, each coin is to be minted for a short time period and feature a different American president. The Mint will issue four of these Presidential Dollars each year, approximately one every 13 weeks.
These coins will feature edge-incused inscriptions with the year of issue, mint mark, “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust.” This marks the first time an American coin has had design elements on the edge since the last $20 Gold Double Eagles were struck in 1933. The size, weight and metal composition of these new Presidential $1 Coin will be identical to that of the Sacagawea Golden Dollar. Each issue will share a common reverse design featuring the Statue of Liberty.
Weight: 0.286 oz. (8.1g)
Diameter: 1.043 in. (26.5mm)
Thickness: 0.0787 in. (2.0mm)
Edge: “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and the year of issue
Composition: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel
Four Presidential Dollars will be released each year, following this schedule: