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Andrew Johnson Dollar Coin

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Featured on the obverse of the Andrew Johnson dollar coin is a likeness of Andrew Johnson along with the inscriptions “In God We Trust”, “17th President” and “1865-1869.” The reverse features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty with the inscriptions “United States of America” and “$1.” The coin also features edge-incused inscriptions.

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Product Description

The Presidential dollar coin features one of the boldest and most beautiful coins ever created by the United States Mint. The traditional inscriptions “E Pluribus Unum,” the date of issuance and the mint mark have been moved to the edge of the coin, making it unique among circulating coins. The reverse features a stunning image of the Statue of Liberty. The Presidential $1 Coin series will honor each of our presidents in the order they served. However, no living president will be included in the series.

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1808, Andrew Johnson grew up in poverty. He was apprenticed to a tailor as a boy and later opened a tailor shop in Greeneville, Tenn., married Eliza McCardle and participated in debates at the local academy. Entering politics, he became an adept stump speaker, championing the common man and vilifying the plantation aristocracy. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in the 1840s and 1850s, he advocated a homestead bill to provide a free farm for poor men. In 1864, the Republican Party nominated Johnson, a Democrat, for vice president.

After President Abraham Lincoln’s death, President Johnson proceeded with a moderate approach to reconstruct the southern states. Radical Republicans in Congress, however, had their own plans and again placed southern states under military rule. They passed laws placing restrictions upon the President. When Johnson allegedly violated the Tenure of Office Act by dismissing Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, the House of Representatives voted 11 articles of impeachment against him. He was tried by the Senate in the spring of 1868 and acquitted by one vote. While he was President, the U.S. acquired the Alaska territory and Midway Islands in the Pacific. After leaving the presidency, Johnson went back to Tennessee, remaining politically active. In 1874, Tennessee returned Johnson to the Senate, making him the only former President to have served in the Senate. He died a few months later on July 31, 1875.

Featured on the obverse of the Andrew Johnson dollar coin is a likeness of Andrew Johnson along with the inscriptions “In God We Trust”, “17th President” and “1865-1869.” The reverse features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty with the inscriptions “United States of America” and “$1.” The coin also features edge-incused inscriptions.

Please select the Mint and the Packaging from the options below.

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