United States Mint Announces 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Designs
WASHINGTON - The United States Mint today announced the designs that will appear on the Presidential $1 Coins in 2012. The obverse (heads sides) of the coins will bear striking portraits of former Presidents Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland (first term), Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland (second term).
Inscriptions on the obverse of each coin include the President's name, the years of his term in office, a number indicating the order in which he served, and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. The portraits of Chester Arthur and Grover Cleveland were designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The portrait of Benjamin Harrison was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
All coins in the Presidential $1 Coin Program bear a common reverse (tails side) featuring the iconic Statue of Liberty, designed and sculpted by Everhart. Inscriptions on the reverse are $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The year of minting, or issuance, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark are incused on the edge of the coins.