These new Presidential $1 Coins continue the series of dollar coins issued from 2007 through 2016 by honoring George H. W. Bush.
These 2020 George H. W. Bush Presidential $1 Coins are available in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes. They are uncirculated coins minted at the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint.
These coins’ designs display large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and mint mark. Each coin features a likeness of President Bush on the obverse (heads) and a striking modern rendition of the Statue of Liberty on the reverse (tails).
Obverse inscriptions are “GEORGE H. W. BUSH,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “41st PRESIDENT,” and “1989-1993.” Reverse inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “$1.”
George Herbert Walker Bush was born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Navy Air Medal with two gold stars. After the war, he attended Yale University, graduating in 1948 with a degree in economics, and subsequently relocated to Texas with his wife Barbara and their eldest son George Walker.
Bush enjoyed a long public service career. He was a Member of Congress, Ambassador to the United Nations, and the Director of Central Intelligence before serving as Vice President from 1981 – 1989 and President from 1989 – 1993.
Highlights of his term as President include:
- Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments to the Clean Air Act
- North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations
- “Points of Light” initiative to promote volunteerism and community service
- Persian Gulf War success
After leaving office, the former President continued his commitment to service and helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity and other causes.
George H. W. Bush died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94.