US Mint: Ulysses S. Grant Presidential 1 Dollar Coin Goes Into Circulation May 19

Exciting information from the US Mint. The anniversary of General Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign in 1863 to take the Confederate stronghold at Mississippi is on May 19. It is almost half a century later and the US Mint is going to release to the Federal Reserve Banks a new one dollar coin. This coin will be struck in honor of Grant.

us mintGrant was America’s 18th president. In observation of the coin’s release, the US Mint and the National Park Service is going to hold a special launch ceremony money and coin exchange. This will be held on May 19 at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic site in st. Louis, Missouri. Many people will be making the trek to this special ceremony. Most people you see going this way will be history buffs and coin lovers.

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Don Everhart who is the US Mint sculptor-engraver made both the heads side and the tails side designs of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential one dollar coin. Grant’s photo is on the heads side but also says Ulysses S. Grant, In God We Trust, 18th President and 1869-1877. The tails side of the coin has a rendition of the Statue of Liberty and the inscription United States Of America. The year of minting, 2011, E PLURIBUS UNUM as well as the mint of origin are on the coins edge.

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