Learning about U.S. Presidents is Fun with Presidential $1 Coins

Your child is learning about U.S. Presidents in school, so why not make the learning more fun by adding coin collecting to the mix? The Presidential $1 Coins are a great way to teach your child about our nation’s Presidents and investing.

The Presidential $1 Coins

America began honoring our Nation’s Presidents by issuing $1 coins in 2007. The coins are made of copper with manganese brass cladding and feature images of the Presidents were released in the order that they served. Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison were the first.

The United States Mint issues four Presidential $1 Coins annually. Here are the Presidents you can collect in 2014:

    • Warren G. Harding: 29th President (1921 – 1923). Harding won the presidency in 1920. He was responsible for establishing the Bureau of Veterans Affairs. He was outspoken about civil rights. Later, he would be considered one of the worst U.S. Presidents because of the scandals his appointees were involved in during his term. Two years into his serving office, he died of a heart attack.

    • Calvin Coolidge: 30th President (1923 – 1929). In 1923, he became President due to President Warren G. Harding’s death. Coolidge’s presidency is most known for its economic prosperity. He was President during the “Roaring Twenties.” He did not seek re-election in 1928 and died in 1933.

    • Herbert Hoover: 31st President (1929 – 1933). Once Hoover became President in 1928, the Great Depression happened, for which he was blamed. In the election of 1932, he was defeated by challenger Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: 32nd President (1933 – 1945). Considered one of our nation’s most important and successful chief executives, Roosevelt held office during both the Great Depression and World War II. He was reelected and served three full terms.

Best of all, buying Presidential Dollar coins won’t break the piggy bank. A Presidential Dollar coin ranges in cost from $1.95-$3.99. Today, a 2007-D John Adams Presidential Dollar sells for about $3.99.

Presidential Dollar U.S. Proof Sets (set of four coins) range in price from $5.00-$23.95.

The Presidential $1 Coin Design

The Presidential $1 Coins have large, dramatic artwork showing each president’s face and on the other side a really cool image of the Statue of Liberty. Each coin also has an inscription of the minting year, or issuance, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. The inscription IN GOD WE TRUST appears on the coin’s face.

Be sure to read about coin care because protecting your coins from humidity and other damage is important. With the proper storage and care, your precious metal coins will bring you years of enjoyment.