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
Reagan."

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
president."
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Celebration of the "Coolidge Dollar"
May 5, 2014
Union League Club, New York, New York
David Pietrusza
Steve Forbes addresses the crowd
Steve Forbes
Amity Shlaes
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation President Amity Shlaes
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 series.

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 products.

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.