Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin

Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin (Obverse) (US Mint image)

Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin (Obverse)

The 2012 Chester A. Arthur Presidential $1 Coin will be the first of four 2012-dated strikes of the US Mint's Presidential $1 Coin Program. The obverse of each coin contains a portrait of the twenty-first President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur.

These Chester A. Arthur Presidential $1 Coins also mark the twenty-first to be released in the series which debuted in 2007 and honors the former Presidents of the United States in the order in which they served. The three coins set to follow the Arthur Presidential Coin in 2012 include the Grover Cleveland (First Term) Presidential $1 Coin, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin and the Grover Cleveland (Second Term) Presidential $1 Coin.

Chester Arthur assumed the office of President of the United States on September 19, 1881 after the assassination of the previous President, James Garfield. Arthur only served the rest of Garfield's term and he left the Presidency on March 4, 1885. He did officially seek the nomination for re-election, but with the onset of a fatal kidney disease knew he would not be capable of fulfilling those duties.

2012 marks a change for the Presidential $1 Coin series - since their introduction the coins were struck and distributed for general circulation. However, owing to stockpiles of the strikes in Federal Reserve vaults, the federal government opted in late 2011 to discontinue the series for general circulation and instead will only mint the strikes for collectors.

Arthur Presidential $1 Coin Design

Presidential $1 Coin (Reverse) (US Mint image)

Presidential $1 Coin (Reverse)

Obverse design: The obverse of the Chester A. Arthur Presidential $1 Coin shows a right-facing portrait of Arthur by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. Obverse inscriptions include "CHESTER ARTHUR," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "21st PRESIDENT" and "1881-1885."

Reverse design: Don Everhart also designed the image of the Statue of Liberty that is featured on the reverse of all Presidential coins along with the inscriptions "$1" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco
Face Value: $1
Date: 2012
Condition: Circulated, Uncirculated & Proof
Composition: 77% Copper, 12% Zinc, 7% Manganese, 4% Nickel
Standard Weight: 8.1 g
Standard Diameter: 26.5 mm
Edge: Edge-Incused Lettering
Authorizing Law: Public Law 109-145
Obverse Design: Don Everhart
Reverse Design: Don Everhart

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Circulation Issue Date: tba
Release Price: $1 for circulation quality
Mintage Limits: based on demand
Order Limits: Unlimited
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
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