U.S. Mint Goes Digital to Help Retailers Support Presidential $1 Coin Launch

WASHINGTON -- As the first in the series of Presidential $1 coins launches today, retailers can take advantage of a tool to help educate consumers on the new currency. The United States Mint is offering free informational materials on a special Web site: www.usmint.gov/$1coin.

The Presidential $1 Coins are being introduced as a result of the Presidential Coin Act of 2005, which requires the United States Mint to mint and issue the dollar coins commemorating the former United States Presidents in the order in which they served. The first in the series of Presidential $1 Coins features President George Washington.

According to a recent study commissioned by the United States Mint, about half of Americans surveyed said they are interested in collecting the Presidential $1 Coins, and many expect the coins to be available at retail locations and at financial institutions.

The United States Mint has developed a variety of informational materials about the Presidential $1 Coin Program for educators and businesses free of charge. All materials are subject to terms of use.

Among the options are:
-- Brochures that can be displayed
-- Various-sized posters for display
-- Point-of-sale materials, such as stickers, advising customers that dollar coins are accepted
-- A brief Web-based tutorial on the Presidential $1 Coins for retail employees.
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