We have been writing about the new “Roaring 20s” increase in new gold and silver coins to be designed and minted in the 2020s, including a new design on the reverse of the American Eagle gold and silver coins next year – the first change in 35 years, since their inauguration in 1986. We’ll probably also see silver dollar coins commemorating the centennial of the transition year for the two classic silver dollars produced in 1921, which was the final year of the Morgan silver dollar and the first year of the Peace silver dollar. That will surely excite the coin buying public!
And now there is one more reason to celebrate the Roaring 20s at the U.S. Mint. At noon EST on Friday, December 4, the Mint will release a George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin, produced at the Philadelphia and Denver mints. The obverse side (heads) features the face of President Bush with inscriptions: “GEORGE H.W. BUSH,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “41st PRESIDENT” and “1989-1993.” The reverse (tails) design features the Statue of Liberty, “$1” and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Bear in mind that these coins will not contain gold but will have a gold-colored coating.)
George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush were married 73 years until they each died in 2018, Barbara in April and George in November. They were the longest-married presidential couple at her death, only exceeded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter last year. George H.W. Bush served in several layers of government service, first in the Navy, then he served in Congress, as well as as ambassador to the United Nations. He went on to become the director of Central Intelligence before serving as vice president and then elected president. He also promoted the “Points of Light” initiative to promote volunteerism and community service.