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U.S. Mint, Nixon Foundation to Celebrate Release of Presidential $1 and Pat Nixon First Spouse Coins

Representatives from the United States Mint and the Richard Nixon Foundation will celebrate the release of the 2016 Richard Nixon Presidential $1 Coin and the 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse Coin during Patricia Nixon’s Birthday Celebration at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Ceremony participants include United States Mint Chief Council Jean Gentry, Richard Nixon Foundation President Bill Baribault, and the former president’s brother, Edward Nixon. The event is free and open to the public, as all entrance fees to the library and museum will be waved that day.

Both the Richard Nixon and Patricia Nixon coins will be featured in a variety of products available for purchase from the United States Mint during 2016. For more information about the Presidential $1 Coins and First Spouse Gold Coins, including purchasing information, visit


Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10 a.m. (PT)


Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886


  • Jean Gentry – Chief Council, United States Mint
  • Bill Baribault – President of the Richard Nixon Foundation
  • Edward Nixon – last surviving brother to President Richard Nixon


Coin design enlargements. Interviews available with United States Mint Chief Council Jean Gentry and representatives from The Richard Nixon Foundation.

About the United States Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

United States Mint
United States Mint
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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