The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollar (Buy on eBay) represented the final release of the year and the twenty-eighth release overall for the series created to honor the former Presidents of the United States.
Woodrow Wilson had served as the president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey before being elected President. He served for two terms during which the Federal Reserve Act was passed and America entered into World War I. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his sponsorship of the League of Nations.
The obverse design of the coin features a portrait designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. Inscriptions include “WOODROW WILSON,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “28th PRESIDENT,” and “1913-1921.” This design was endorsed by both the Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, and officially selected by the Secretary of the Treasury. This was the only design for the series this year to receive the backing of both the CFA and CCAC.
The reverse of the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Dollar features the rendition of the Statue of Liberty also designed and sculpted by Everhart. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “$1.” The edge of the coin contains the date, mint mark, and motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” as incuse inscriptions.
The United States Mint began sales of circulating quality examples of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollars within rolls, bags, and boxes on October 31, 2013. These products were sold at prices which reflected a slight premium to the face value. Following a decision of the Treasury Department, the coins were not distributed to the channels of circulation.
The coins were also included within various other numismatic products released throughout the year, including annual sets, Presidential $1 Coin sets, a coin and stamp cover, and a set including a First Spouse Bronze Medal.
The production of circulating quality examples of the coin reached 4,620,000 pieces at the Philadelphia Mint and 3,360,000 pieces at the Denver Mint. The combined total of 7,980,000 pieces represented the lowest overall mintage for an issue of the series to date.
- 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: 4,620,000
- Denver: 3,360,000
- San Francisco (Proof): 1,488,798