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Obverse & Edge-Incused Inscriptions

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Presidential $1 coin Edge Presidential $1 coin Reverse

Edge and Obverse of
Presidential Dollars

Presidential Dollar Specs.
Obverse Designer: Don Everhart
Content: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc
Weight: 8.1 grams
Diameter: 26.5 millimeters
Edge: Lettered

The edge-incused inscriptions found on the eight 2007 Presidential $1 Coins (George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) include the year of minting or issuance (2007), E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST and the mint mark (P, D or S).

Beginning in 2009 with the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin, the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST was moved to the coin's obverse (heads side), with the year of minting or issuance, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark remaining as edge lettering.

2007 Presidential $1 Coin Obverse Lady Liberty (Statue of Liberty)

On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland accepted the Statue of Liberty on behalf of the United States and said, in part, "We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected."

She is the work of sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who enlisted the assistance of engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, to help him solve some of the structural challenges presented by creating a statue of such magnitude.

The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1884 and shipped to the United States in June 1885, having been disassembled into 350 individual pieces that were packed in over 200 crates for the transatlantic voyage. In four months' time, she was re-assembled in New York Harbor, standing just over 151 feet from the top of the statue's base to the tip of the torch her right hand holds high above the waters of New York Harbor.

Originally intended as a gift to celebrate the American Centennial in 1876, the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States as a symbol of the friendship forged between the new American government and the government of France during the American Revolutionary War.

The tablet she holds in her left hand carries the inscription "July IV MDCCLXXVI" in reference to the July 4, 1776, signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the Nation.

For millions of Americans, the Statue of Liberty was the first sight that their ancestors saw as they arrived in America after having left their homes in search of a better life for themselves and for their families.

2007 George Washington Presidential $1 Coin

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George Washington presidential dollar coin Obverse

1st President
1789-1797

Following the ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the Electoral College unanimously elected George Washington to serve as the United States' first President.

The former General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army served two terms as president, holding the office from 1789 to 1797.

Date/MintCirculation Strikes
George Washington
2007 P176,680,000
2007 D163,680,000
Reverse DesignerJoseph Menna

On June 1, 1789, President George Washington signed the country's first Act of Congress, concerning the administration of oaths. In 1791, President Washington presided over the Nation's first recorded Cabinet meeting, which included Alexander Hamilton as the United States' first Secretary of the Treasury and Thomas Jefferson as the first Secretary of State.

President Washington himself laid the cornerstone for the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 1793.

Washington also laid the groundwork for the United States' earliest foreign policy stance when he issued his Declaration of Neutrality in 1793, a direct response to the emerging conflict between England and France.

2007 John Adams Presidential $1 Coin

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John Adams presidential dollar coin Obverse

2nd President
1797-1801

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John Adams
2007 P112,420,000
2007 D112,140,000
Reverse DesignerJoel Iskowitz

Born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735, John Adams was one of the earliest and most vocal advocates for colonial independence. The Harvard-educated lawyer served as a delegate to both the First and Second Continental Congresses.

A skilled diplomat, Adams lived in France and Holland during the Revolution, working to secure crucial international support and recognition of American independence. He served eight years as George Washington's Vice-President before winning the Presidency in 1797.

Elected by a margin of just three electoral votes (71-68), John Adams was the first President to live in the White House, arriving in Washington on November 1, 1800. On his second evening in its damp, unfinished rooms, he wrote to his wife, "Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof."


2007 Thomas Jefferson Presidential $1 Coin

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Thomas Jefferson presidential dollar coin Obverse

3rd President
1801-1809

Sometimes referred to as the "silent member" of the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson spoke volumes with his pen. He drafted the Declaration of Independence at the age of 33, and later succeeded Benjamin Franklin as America's foreign minister to France.

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Thomas Jefferson
2007 P100,800,000
2007 D102,810,000
Reverse DesignerJoseph Menna

During his first term as President, Thomas Jefferson 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. The United States Mint's recent Westward Journey Nickel Series™ marked the bicentennial of these important events.

At the end of his Presidency, Jefferson retired to Monticello, where he worked to establish the University of Virginia in nearby Charlottesville. In March 1825, the school opened to serve its first 123 students.


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2007 James Madison Presidential $1 Coin

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James Madison presidential dollar coin Obverse

4th President
1809-1817

A student of both history and law, James Madison attended the College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University), returning to his native Virginia to help craft that state's Constitution, as well as serving as a leader in the Virginia Assembly.

Date/MintCirculation Strikes
James Madison
2007 P84,560,000
2007 D87,780,000
Reverse DesignerJoel Iskowitz

Following the American Revolution, Madison was instrumental in determining the course of the new Republic and in framing the government of the new Nation. 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. In Congress, James Madison helped secure passage for the Bill of Rights.

France and Great Britain were at war when James Madison was elected to the presidency. Though he favored a more neutral position, the continued harassment of American sailors, combined with the seizure of American cargo, forced President Madison to ask Congress for a declaration of war with Great Britain on June 1, 1812.