Friday, May 20, 2011

U.S. Mint Launches Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar Coin

ST. LOUIS - The United States Mint and the National Park Service hosted a launch ceremony to celebrate the release of the new Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin today, the 148th anniversary of Grant's Civil War Vicksburg campaign in Mississippi.

"Beginning today, Federal Reserve Banks are releasing millions of Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coins into circulation to be used by Americans everywhere in the nation," United States Mint Acting Deputy Director Al Runnels said in his remarks. "Americans know Grant best as the victorious general in the Civil War, and these new coins can't help but remind us of that defining period in our history, but they will also connect America to Grant's two terms as our . . .

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