★★★★★ Presidential Dollars of 2012 ★★★★★

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 four 2009 Presidential $1 Coins Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison and the second Grover Cleveland include the year of minting or issuance (2012), 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.

2012 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.

Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin

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Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar coin Obverse

21st President
1881 - 1885

Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 - November 18, 1886) was the 21st President of the United States (1881-1885). Becoming President after the assassination of President James A. Garfield, Arthur struggled to overcome suspicions of his beginnings as a politician from the New York City Republican machine, succeeding at that task by embracing the cause of civil service reform. His advocacy for, and enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration.

Date MintCirculation Strikes
Chester Arthur
2012 P6,020,000
2012 D4,060,000
Reverse DesignerDon Everhart

Born in Fairfield, Vermont, Arthur grew up in upstate New York and practiced law in New York City. He devoted much of his time to Republican politics and quickly rose in the political machine run by New York Senator Roscoe Conkling. Appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to the lucrative and politically powerful post of Collector of the Port of New York in 1871, Arthur was an important supporter of Conkling and the Stalwart faction of the Republican Party. In 1878 he was replaced by the new president, Rutherford B. Hayes, who was trying to reform the federal patronage system in New York. When James Garfield won the Republican nomination for President in 1880, Arthur was nominated for Vice President to balance the ticket by adding an eastern Stalwart to it. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin

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Grover Cleveland Presidential Dollar coin Obverse

22nd President
1885 - 1889

Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times-in 1884, 1888, and 1892-and was the only Democrat elected to the presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from 1861 to 1913.

Date MintCirculation Strikes
Grover Cleveland
2012 P5,460,000
2012 D4,060,000
Reverse DesignerDon Everhart

Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism and subsidies to business, farmers or veterans. His battles for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives of the era. Cleveland won praise for his honesty, independence, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism. Cleveland relentlessly fought political corruption, patronage, and bossism. Indeed, as a reformer his prestige was so strong that the reform wing of the Republican Party, called "Mugwumps", largely bolted the GOP ticket and swung to his support in 1884. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin

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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar coin Obverse

23rd President
1889 - 1893

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 - March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893). Harrison, a grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there. During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a Brigadier General in the XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. After the war he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana, and was later appointed to the U.S. Senate from that state.

Date MintCirculation Strikes
Benjamin Harrison
2012 P5,640,000
2012 D4,200,000
Reverse DesignerPhebe Hemphill

Harrison, a Republican, was elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland. His administration is most remembered for economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act, and for annual federal spending that reached one billion dollars for the first time. Democrats attacked the "Billion Dollar Congress", and used the issue, along with the growing unpopularity of the high tariff, to defeat the Republicans, both in the 1890 mid-term elections and in Harrison's bid for re-election in 1892. Harrison advocated, although unsuccessfully, for federal education funding and legislation to protect voting rights for African Americans. He also saw the admittance of six states into the Union.

Defeated by Cleveland in his bid for re-election in 1892, Harrison returned to private life in Indianapolis. He later represented the Republic of Venezuela in an international case against the United Kingdom. In 1900, he traveled to Europe as part of the case and, after a brief stay, returned to Indianapolis, where he died the following year from complications arising from influenza. He is to date the only U.S. president from Indiana and the only one to be the grandson of another president. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin

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Grover Cleveland Presidential Dollar coin Obverse

24th President
1893 - 1897

Date MintCirculation Strikes
Grover Cleveland
2012 P10,680,000
2012 D3,920,000
Reverse DesignerDon Everhart

Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times-in 1884, 1888, and 1892 and he was the only Democrat elected to the presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from 1861 to 1913.

Disaster hit the nation as his second term began when the Panic of 1893 produced a severe national depression that Cleveland was unable to reverse. It ruined his Democratic party, opening the way for a Republican landslide in 1894, and for the agrarian and silverite seizure of his Democratic party in 1896. The result was a political realignment that ended the Third Party System and launched the Fourth Party System and the Progressive Era. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)