The Warren G. Harding Presidential Dollar (Buy on eBay) represented the first release of the series for 2014 and the 29th release of the series overall. Following the earlier decision of the Treasury Department, the coins were not released for general circulation, but only available within numismatic products.
Before becoming president, Warren G. Harding attended Iberia College and became a newspaper publisher, teacher, and insurance salesman. He served as an Ohio state senator, Ohio lieutenant governor, and United States Senator. Harding won the presidential election with 60% of the popular vote. He served as president for only two years before he passed away, which saw an economic recession, the resumption of the Morgan Dollar, and the Peace Dollar’s debut.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait designed and engraved by Michael Gaudioso. The required inscriptions include the President’s name, the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST,” the order of the Presidency “29th,” and the dates served “1921-1923.” The reverse features the depiction of the Statue of Liberty by Don Everhart. The inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and the denomination “$1.” The date, mint mark, and motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are included as incused edge lettering.
On February 6, 2014, the United States Mint began sales for circulating quality examples of the Warren G. Harding Presidential Dollar in numismatic bags, rolls, and boxes. These products were priced at a modest premium to the face value of the coins included. Throughout the year, collectible Proof and Uncirculated versions of the coin were also incorporated into various numismatic products.
The United States Mint struck 6,160,000 circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia facility and 3,780,000 circulating quality coins at the Denver facility.
- Denomination: $1.00
- Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: lettered
- Philadelphia: 6,160,000
- Denver: 3,780,000
- San Francisco (Proof): 1,373,569