Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar Coin to be Released in May

U.S. Mint Image
WASHINGTON - May 19 marks the anniversary of General Ulysses S. Grant's campaign in 1863 to take the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Nearly a century and a half later, the United States Mint will release to the Federal Reserve Banks a new $1 coin struck in honor of Grant, who went on to become the Nation's 18th President. To observe the coin's release, the United States Mint, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will hold a special launch ceremony and coin exchange on May 19 at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri.

Both the obverse (heads side) and the reverse (tails side) designs on the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin are by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. In addition to Grant's portrait, the coin's obverse bears the inscriptions . . .

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