The United States Mint has officially announced the designs for the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin and the Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coin.
OKLAHOMA CITY (August 28, 2020) – The U.S. Mint announced via a press release today the new designs for the next Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Gold Coin. The designs feature George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
George H. W. Bush passed away on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. He was the 41st President of the United States.
The obverse design of the Presidential $1 Coin honoring George H.W. Bush showcases his portrait. U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Elana Hagler created the design and U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted. As with the previous Presidential $1 Coins, this coin bears the common reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty, designed and sculpted by former U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
(Image courtesy of the U.S. Mint.)
The Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coin will be available for purchase beginning in August. The U.S. Mint will announce the on-sale date for the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin later in the year.
(Images courtesy of the U.S. Mint.)
The obverse design of the First Spouse Gold Coin honoring Barbara Bush features her portrait. The design was created by Artistic Infusion Program artist Benjamin Sowards and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.
The reverse design pays homage to Mrs. Bush’s fervent advocacy for family literacy. The design depicts a person reading, with an open road before them. The open book symbolizes literacy, education, and knowledge. The road symbolizes the future and the journey of life, and the sun in the distance is the promise of a brighter future. The design was created by Artistic Infusion Program artist Barbara Fox and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist John P. McGraw.
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