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Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

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Andrew Johnson was the U.S. Mint’s special man this Presidents Day weekend.  His $1 coin was released into circulation at a special ceremony at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.  The Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin is the 17th released in the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program.  Johnson assumed the Presidency after Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865.   While in office his Administration was responsible for the Alaska Purchase from Russia, and the Midway Islands, the first Pacific islands annexed by the U.S. government.  If you missed the ceremony and want some of these new dollars, don’t forget about the Direct Ship Program offered by the U.S. Mint.

The original check used to pay for Alaska, $7,200,000.

Andrew Johnson Proof Coin.

Photos: U.S. Mint & ourdocumetns.gov

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

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  1. very nice.

    Albert Ji Howell

    February 23, 2011 at 8:19 am


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