The Red Fox of Kinderhook
Presidential $1 Coins
struck in honor of Martin Van Buren will go on
sale November 13, 2008, at noon Eastern Time.
Dubbed "The Red Fox of Kinderhook" for his red
hair, political acumen and birthplace in New
York, Martin Van Buren is the eighth President
honored in the multi-year program. Produced at
the United States Mint facilities in Denver and
Philadelphia, the Presidential $1 Coins are
intended for use in routine financial
The Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin will
be available in 25-coin rolls for $35.95 and in
250-coin bags for $319.95. Packaging for the
bags and rolls displays the mint of origin, the
monetary value of the contents, and the official
United States Mint logo.
The United States Mint will inaugurate this
latest release in the Presidential $1 Coin
Program at the Martin Van Buren National
Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York, on
Friday, December 5, which is Van Buren's
birthday. Following the ceremony, children under
18 years old in attendance will receive a free
Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin.
The obverse of the Martin Van Buren Presidential
$1 Coin was designed by United States Mint
Artistic Infusion Program Master Artist Joel
Iskowitz and executed by United States Mint
Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. The reverse
design, by Don Everhart, is a dramatic
interpretation of the Statue of Liberty,
portrayed on all the Presidential $1 Coins.
Incused on the coin's edge are the inscriptions
"2008," "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and
To order bags and rolls of the Martin Van Buren
Presidential $1 Coin, visit the United States
Mint's secure Web site at www.usmint.gov, or
call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and
speech-impaired customers may order by calling
1-888-321-MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 for
shipping and handling for all domestic orders.
Customers may enroll in the United States Mint's
Online Subscription Program to receive future
bags and rolls of Presidential $1 Coins and
other designated products as they are released.
Visit www.usmint.gov for details about this
convenient ordering method.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public
have fair and equal access to United States Mint
products, orders placed prior to noon (Eastern
Time) November 13, 2008, shall not be deemed
accepted by the United States Mint and will not
Contact: Press inquiries: Michael White (202)
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT