Lyndon B. Johnson 2015 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States 2015 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Lyndon B. Johnson 2015 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollar will represent the fourth and final release of the Presidential $1 Coin Program for the year 2015. This will represent the thirty-sixth release for the program overall.

Lyndon B. Johnson or “LBJ” served six years in the House of Representatives followed by twelve years in the Senate. He became the vice president under John F. Kennedy and succeeded the Presidency after Kennedy’s assassination. After completing Kennedy’s term, he was elected President in his own right in the 1964 election.

The obverse design of the Lyndon B. Johnson Dollar features a portrait by Michael Guadioso with the inscriptions “Lyndon B. Johnson”, “In God We Trust”, “36th President”, and “1963-1969″. The reverse design by Don Everhart features an image of the Statue of Liberty with inscriptions “United States” and “$1″. This reverse design has been used in common through all issues of the program. Incused edge lettering includes the date, mint mark, and motto “E Pluribus Unum”.

Following the decision of the Treasury Department made in late 2011, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollars are not expected to be released for general circulation. Rather the coins will only be available within numismatic products offered by the United States Mint.

In August 2015, the Mint will offer circulating quality versions of the coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities packaged into 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes. These products will be priced at a premium to the face value. Additional proof and uncirculated versions of the coins will be incorporated into other annual numismatic offerings. A 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin and Chronicles Set has also be scheduled for release.

Lyndon B. Johnson 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 $1 Coins
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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The U.S. Mint produces and issues four Presidential Dollar coins per year, each with a common reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. The program was authorized by the Presidential $1 Dollar Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145).

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Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. Johnson was a Democrat from Texas, who served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961. He spent six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two as Senate Majority Whip.
  Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination in the 1960 presidential election. Although unsuccessful, he was chosen by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts to be his running mate. They went on to win the election and Johnson was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 1961. Two years and ten months later, on November 22, 1963, Johnson succeeded Kennedy as President following the latter's assassination. He ran for a full term in the 1964 election, winning by a landslide over Republican Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. He is one of four people who have served as President and Vice President, as well as in both houses of Congress.
  Johnson designed the "Great Society" legislation upholding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, the arts, urban and rural development, public services, and his "War on Poverty". Assisted in part by a growing economy, the War on Poverty helped millions of Americans rise above the poverty line during Johnson's presidency. Civil rights bills signed by Johnson banned racial discrimination in public facilities, interstate commerce, the workplace, and housing; and the Voting Rights Act banned certain requirements in southern states used to disenfranchise African Americans. With the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the country's immigration system was reformed and all racial origin quotas were removed (replaced by national origin quotas). Johnson was renowned for his domineering, sometimes abrasive, personality and the "Johnson treatment" — his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation.
  Johnson escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted Johnson the power to use military force in Southeast Asia without having to ask for an official declaration of war. The number of American military personnel in Vietnam increased dramatically, from 16,000 advisors in non-combat roles in 1963, to 550,000 in early 1968, many in combat roles. American casualties soared and the peace process bogged down. Growing unease with the war stimulated a large, angry antiwar movement based especially on university campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
  Johnson faced further troubles when summer riots broke out in most major cities after 1965, and crime rates soared, as his opponents raised demands for "law and order" policies. While he began his presidency with widespread approval, support for Johnson declined as the public became upset with both the war and the growing violence at home. In 1968, the Democratic Party factionalized as antiwar elements denounced Johnson; he ended his bid for renomination after a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary. Republican Richard Nixon was elected to succeed him, as the New Deal coalition that had dominated presidential politics for 36 years collapsed. After he left office in January 1969, Johnson returned to his Texas ranch where he died of a heart attack at age 64 on January 22, 1973.
  Historians argue that Johnson's presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism in the United States after the New Deal era. Johnson is ranked favorably by some historians because of his domestic policies and the passage of many major laws, affecting civil rights, gun control, wilderness preservation, and Social Security.

Highlights of Johnson’s presidency include:
 - Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Open Housing Act of 1968.
 - Passage of legislation creating the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
 - Passage of the Highway Safety Act.
 - Passage of the Public Broadcasting Act.
 - Passage of the Social Security Act of 1965, which created the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
 - Launching of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon.