Dwight D. Eisenhower 2015 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States 2015 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Dwight D. Eisenhower 2015 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

The 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar will represent the second release of the year and the thirty-fourth release overall within the Presidential $1 Coin Program. Eisenhower has made appearances in another dollar coin series as well as on commemorative coinage.

Dwight D. Eisenhower or “Ike” had graduated from West Point Military Academy and led a distinguished military career. He was a five-star General in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forced in Europe during World War II. After retiring from active military service, he ran for President and was elected for two terms.

The 34th President has made previous appearances within United States coinage. From 1971-1978, the United States Mint issued the Eisenhower Dollar as a large sized, clad composition circulating dollar coin. In 1990, a commemorative silver dollar was issued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth. In 2012, Eisenhower was featured on another commemorative silver dollar under a program recognizing the five-star Generals of the United States Army.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar features a portrait of the former President designed and engraved by Joseph Menna. Surrounding inscriptions include the President’s name, the motto “In God We Trust”, “34th President”, and the dates of his two terms served “1953-1961″. The reverse of the coin features an image of the Statue of Liberty designed and engraved by Don Everhart. The inscriptions include “United States of America” and “$1″. Incused edge lettering contains the date, mint mark, and motto “E Pluribus Unum”.

The United States Mint will offer circulating quality examples of the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dollars on April 13, 2015. As with prior releases, 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes will be available containing coins from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint facilities. Throughout the year other numismatic products will incorporate circulating quality, uncirculated, and proof versions of the coin. Late in the year, a special 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set is also scheduled for release.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar Coin Specifications:
Denomination: $1
Diameter: 1.043 inches (26.49 mm)
Weight: 8.1g
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Edge: Lettered
Composition: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel
Mint and Mint Mark: Minted at the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia – P and Denver – D

Presidential $1 Coin — Lady Liberty Reverse Statue of Liberty, 1886

US One Dollar Coin, 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.
  There are 25 windows running the length of Lady Liberty’s crown, which is topped by seven rays, meant to convey both the light of the sun and the seven seas and continents of the world.
  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.
  To celebrate her 100th anniversary, the Statue of Liberty was featured on a United States commemorative coin in 1986. In 1997, a close-up image of the Lady Liberty was chosen for the obverse of the new American Eagle platinum coins.

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Presidential Dollar Coins feature larger, more dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions meant to revitalize the design of United States coins and return circulating coinage to its position as an object of aesthetic beauty.
The U.S. Mint launched the Presidential $1 Coin Program in 2007. The 10-year initiative includes one dollar coins featuring obverse designs honoring the Presidents in the order in which they served in office.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–1943 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–1945 from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first Supreme Commander of NATO.
  Eisenhower was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and was raised in a large family in Kansas by parents with a strong religious background. He graduated from West Point in 1915 and later married Mamie Doud and had two sons. After World War II, Eisenhower served as Army Chief of Staff under President Harry S. Truman and then accepted the post of President at Columbia University.
  Eisenhower entered the 1952 presidential race as a Republican to counter the non-interventionism of Senator Robert A. Taft, campaigning against "communism, Korea and corruption". He won in a landslide, defeating Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson and temporarily upending the New Deal Coalition. Eisenhower was the first U.S. president to be constitutionally term-limited under the 22nd Amendment.
  Eisenhower's main goals in office were to keep pressure on the Soviet Union and reduce federal deficits. In the first year of his presidency, he threatened the use of nuclear weapons in an effort to conclude the Korean War; his New Look policy of nuclear deterrence prioritized inexpensive nuclear weapons while reducing funding for conventional military forces. He ordered coups in Iran and Guatemala. Eisenhower refused to send American soldiers to help France in Vietnam, although he gave the French bombers and napalm, and CIA pilots flew passenger planes to ferry French troops. CIA files released in 2005 showed that US pilots flew bombing raids with the French during Operation Castor, and two US pilots were killed during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Congress agreed to his request in 1955 for the Formosa Resolution, which obliged the U.S. to militarily support the pro-Western Republic of China in Taiwan and continue the ostracism of the People's Republic of China.
  After the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite in 1957, Eisenhower authorized the establishment of NASA, which led to the space race. During the Suez Crisis of 1956, Eisenhower condemned the Israeli, British and French invasion of Egypt, and forced them to withdraw. He also condemned the Soviet invasion during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 but took no action. In 1958, Eisenhower sent 15,000 U.S. troops to Lebanon to prevent the pro-Western government from falling to a Nasser-inspired revolution. Near the end of his term, his efforts to set up a summit meeting with the Soviets collapsed because of the U-2 incident. In his January 17, 1961 farewell address to the nation, Eisenhower expressed his concerns about the dangers of massive military spending, particularly deficit spending and government contracts to private military manufacturers, and coined the term "military–industrial complex".
  On the domestic front, he covertly opposed Joseph McCarthy and contributed to the end of McCarthyism by openly invoking the modern expanded version of executive privilege. He otherwise left most political activity to his Vice President, Richard Nixon. He was a moderate conservative who continued New Deal agencies and expanded Social Security. He also launched the Interstate Highway System, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the establishment of strong science education via the National Defense Education Act, and encouraged peaceful use of nuclear power via amendments to the Atomic Energy Act.
  Eisenhower's two terms saw considerable economic prosperity except for a sharp recession in 1958–1959. Voted Gallup's most admired man twelve times, he achieved widespread popular esteem both in and out of office. Since the late 20th century, consensus among Western scholars has consistently held Eisenhower as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.

Highlights of his presidency include:
 - Negotiating an armistice in the Korean War.
 - Participating in the Geneva Conference on Indochina resulting in the portioning of Vietnam.
 - Launching the first atomic submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus.
 - Establishing the President’s Council on Youth Fitness
 - Establishing the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
 - Signing legislation creating the Interstate Highway Program.
 - Sending federal troops to enforce the court–ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School.
 - Signing the 1957 Civil Rights Act, the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.
 - Signing legislation in 1958 creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 - Signing legislation admitting Alaska and Hawaii into the union as the 49th and 50th states, respectively.