U.S. Presidential Dollars (U.S. Presidential Dollars Deluxe Coin Collector’s Album)
To honor those who have served as President of the United States, the US. Mint began issuing four gold-colored $1 coins a year, from 2007 until 2016, featuring classic images of the presidents. Many of the portraits are taken, from presidential medals based on busts, sculpted, in most cases, from life. The coins will be minted in the order of the presidents’ service, with Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison coins appearing in the inaugural year, 2007. The flip side of every coin will have an image of the Statue of Liberty instead of the word “liberty” as appears on other coins. Along with the year of issue, ‘the phrase “In God We Trust” is being engraved or recessed into the edge of the coin-something that has been done in foreign coins for years, but now for the first time in an American coin. Because of different minting processes, this so-called edge-incused lettering will vary from coin to coin on the dollars made to be circulated and used day-to-day. These coins will have no “right-side-up” because the edge lettering is the second step in a two-part process, done at random with no regard to “heads* or “tails”. So, statistically speaking, there should be as many coins with the president as “”heads” as there are coins with Miss Liberty as “heads.” Collectible grade, or proof, coins will have the edge lettering right-side up, orientated so that the president is ‘”heads.” The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States, given as a symbol of the friendship between the countries that came about in the War of Independence, when France helped us beat the British. It was designed by artist Frederic Auguste Bartholdi with the engineering help of Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel (maker of the famous tower in Paris). The statue arrived by ship in 200 crates and took four months to put together. It was unveiled in 1885. The tablet she is holding reads: July IV, MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776).
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