The United States Mint has released the line art for the upcoming George H.W. Bush Presidential dollar coin. The lates in the Presidential Dollar series is set for release later this year.
The law authorizing the new dollar coin – and the First Spouse gold coin for Barbara Bush – was signed into law in February of this year. The original Presidential Coin Act of 2005 requires that a President must be deceased two years before a coin can be produced with their image. Both President Bush and First Lady Bush died in 2018. However, the last coin authorized under the original 2005 Act was for President Ronald Reagan. Subsequent coins will have to have an Act passed by Congress in order to be approved. That means that Coins for President Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump will all require an Act similar to this one for “Bush Sr.”
The George H. W. Bush Presidential Dollar will be minted at Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco (for Proofs) Mints. It is also possible that we will see a Reverse Proof of the coin as one was produced for the last handful of coins produced in 2015 and 2016. Like other coins in the series, this one will share the common Reverse of the Statue of Liberty.
No firm release date has been offered by the United States Mint on when we will see this latest Presidential dollar. Given line are was released and not an official image, it is likely the Mint does not have dies completed for the minting of the coins. That indicates a very late 2020 release.