2009 Annual Report to the Congress on the Presidential $1 Coin Program

Abstract: Pursuant to section 104 of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is required to assess and submit a report to the Congress on the remaining obstacles to the efficient and timely circulation of $1 coins; to assess the extent to which the goals of consultations with industry representatives, the vending industry, and other coin-accepting organizations are being met; and to provide such recommendations for legislative action as the Board may determine to be appropriate. Since our 2008 annual report, the Federal Reserve Banks (the Reserve Banks) distributed more than 355 million Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler Presidential $1 Coins, satisfying depository institution demand. To facilitate this successful distribution, the Federal Reserve continued working with the United States Mint to refine the Presidential $1 Coin Program based on stakeholder input and experiences with previous Presidential $1 Coin releases. The Federal Reserve and the United States Mint agreed to meet with our respective coin user groups through our normal channels each year. The Federal Reserve held meetings with the depository institutions with the largest cash volumes and with community bankers, as well as with armored carrier representatives, to gather feedback about demand and potential obstacles to the circulation of $1 coins.

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Provider: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Part of Series: Reports and Studies

Publication Date: 2009