Wednesday, January 3, 2007

USA 2007 - Presidential dollars

The United States Mint is honoring the USA Presidents by issuing $1 circulating coins featuring their images in the order that they served. It will mint and issue four Presidential $1 coins per year, and each will have a reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. These coins will feature larger, more dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance, "E Pluribus Unum", "In God We Trust" and the mint mark.

1st president: George Washington (1789-1797)

Following the ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the Electoral College unanimously elected George Washington, former General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, to serve as the USA first President.



2nd president: John Adams (1797-1801)

Born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735, John Adams was one of the earliest and most vocal advocates for colonial independence. Elected by a margin of just three electoral votes (71-68), John Adams was the first President to live in the White House.



3rd president: Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

He drafted the Declaration of Independence at the age of 33, and later succeeded Benjamin Franklin as America's foreign minister to France. During his first term as President, he virtually doubled the size of the United States when his Administration successfully completed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and commissioned the Lewis & Clark Expedition to explore the new territory.



4th president: James Madison (1809-1817)

A student of both history and law, he attended the College of New Jersey, returning to his native Virginia to help craft that state's Constitution, as well as serving as a leader in the Virginia Assembly. With Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, Madison wrote The Federalist Papers, a series of 85 essays that advocated the adoption of the United States Constitution.



LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: USA Presidents Biographies

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Material: three layer clad construction: pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass

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