Thursday, November 17, 2011

U.S. Mint Issues James Garfield Presidential Dollar Coin

MENTOR, Ohio - Admirers of former U.S. President James Garfield gathered today for the United States Mint's official launch of the Presidential $1 Coin struck in his honor.

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The ceremony was held at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site - location of the 20th President's family home - two days prior to the 180th anniversary of Garfield's birth.

"The Presidential $1 Coin series connects Americans to inspiring life stories like President Garfield's," said United States Mint Acting Associate Director for Manufacturing Marc Landry.

"He was the last President born in a log cabin, fatherless by the age of two, drove canal boat teams to earn money for . . .

Read more at: usmint.gov

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