Ronald Reagan: "Now
you hear a lot of jokes
about Silent Cal
Coolidge, but I think
the joke is on the
people that make jokes
because if you look at
his record, he cut taxes
four times. We had
probably the greatest
growth and prosperity
that we've ever known."

Sarah Palin: "one of our
most underrated
presidents . . . Americans
are awakening again to
the wisdom of President
Coolidge . . ."

"He wrote simply,
innocently, artlessly,"
H. L. Mencken once
noted regarding
Coolidge's prose, "He
forgot all the literary
affectations and set down
his ideas exactly as they
came into his head. The
result was a bald, but
strangely appealing piece
of writing—a composition
of almost Lincolnian
austerity and beauty.
The true Vermonter was
in every line of it."

Grover Norquist:
"We're looking for
another Coolidge."

Tim Naftali, Director of
the Richard Nixon
Presidential Library
and Museum:
"If you want to balance:
it's Coolidge versus
[Franklin D.] Roosevelt in
dealing with
the economy."

Author Tucker S. Garland
III: "The two most
successful Republican
presidents in the last
century were Calvin
Coolidge and Ronald

Amity Shlaes: "Reagan
himself admired
Coolidge. It's time the
rest of us
did too."

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr:
"one of the most
successful presidents. He
reversed the economic
insolvency of President
Woodrow Wilson, and set
the economy on the road
to growth . . ."

Mark Steyn: "If you're like
me and your idea of a
conservative president is
Calvin Coolidge . . ."

George Will says: "Calvin
Coolidge, the last
president with whom I fully
agreed . . ."

Robert Merry: "The
Coolidge years represent
the country's most
distilled experiment in
supply-side economics—
and the doctrine's most
conspicuous success."

Will Cain says: "Calvin
Coolidge is my favorite
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Celebration of the "Coolidge Dollar"
May 5, 2014
Union League Club, New York, New York
On, April 10, 2014, the United States Mint opened sales for circulating
quality 2014 Calvin Coolidge Presidential Dollars in rolls, bags, and
boxes. This represents the second release of the year and the 30th
release overall within the Presidential $1 Coin Program.

The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Calvin Coolidge
designed and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. This design was
recommended by both the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage
Advisory Committee with the groups calling it the best likeness, which
captured the character of the former President. The portrait is surrounded
by the required inscriptions “Calvin Coolidge," “In God We Trust," “30th
President," and the period of service “1923-1929."

The reverse features an image of the Statue of Liberty intended to
symbolize the concept of Liberty. Inscriptions include “United States of
America” and the denomination expressed as “$1." This design by Don
Everhart has been used for the reverse design across all issues of the

Incused edge inscriptions contain the “2014″ date of issue, the mint mark,
and the motto “E Pluribus Unum."

The United States Mint offered circulating quality Calvin Coolidge
Presidential Dollars struck at either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint.
Product options from each mint include 25-coin rolls priced at $32.95
each, 100-coin bags priced at $111.95 each, and 250-coin boxes priced
at $275.95 each. All products feature packaging which contains the
President’s name, the face value of the contents, and the mint mark.

There were no stated product limits or household ordering limits imposed.
Recent circulating coin production figures for the Calvin Coolidge Dollar
indicate production of 4.48 million pieces at the Philadelphia Mint and
3.78 million pieces at the Denver Mint, for a total of 8.26 million coins.
Starting with the 2012-dated issues, Presidential Dollars have not been
released to the channels of circulation, but only distributed in numismatic

The US Mint indicated that the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Dollar
products would remain available for one year from the initial on sale date
or until inventory is depleted prior to the one-year period.
Amity Shlaes
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation President Amity Shlaes
Matt Denhart, Caroline Johnson, and David Pietrusza at the Calvin
Coolidge Presidential Foundation's Celebration of the "Coolidge Dollar."
The Union
League Club, NYC, May 5, 2014
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes addresses the crowd
David Pietrusza
Author David Pietrusza