Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rutherford Hayes Presidential Dollars

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Dollar coins are now available for purchase at U.S. Brilliant uncirculated individual coins are only $1.97 each and rolls start at $31.97. Shipping, no matter how large or small your order is only $1.95 for orders in the U.S.A.

This coin design displays large, dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. It features a likeness of Rutherford B. Hayes on the obverse with the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST, 19th PRESIDENT and 1877 - 1881. The reverse design is a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.

Born in Ohio in 1822, Rutherford B. Hayes was educated at Kenyon College and Harvard Law School. He fought in the Civil War and was wounded in action. Later, he served three terms as Ohio governor. By 1876, he was the Republican candidate for President, and he ultimately prevailed by one vote in the Electoral College despite losing the national popular vote. Nonetheless, he outraged many Republicans because one member of his cabinet was an ex-Confederate and another had bolted the party as a Liberal Republican in 1872. Hayes had announced in advance that he would serve only one term as President, and he retired to Spiegel Grove, his home in Fremont, Ohio, in 1881 and died in 1893.

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