Grover Cleveland, First Term 2012 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Grover Cleveland, First Term 2012 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Grover Cleveland, First Term 2012 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

The Grover Cleveland Presidential Dollar was the second release of the year and the twenty-second release for the series overall. Cleveland made an appearance on two different coins of the series since he had served as President during two nonconsecutive terms.

Prior to being elected President, Grover Cleveland was elected as the mayor of Buffalo and later the governor of New York. After serving one term as President, he was defeated by Benjamin Harrison despite winning the popular vote. He ran for President in the following election and became the first and only President to leave the White House and then return for a second term.

The coin representing his first term included his portrait on the obverse with inscriptions “Grover Cleveland”, “In God We Trust”, “22nd President”, and the years of the term “1885-1889″. The selected obverse was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart.

On the reverse of the coin was the familiar image of the Statue of Liberty, intended to represent the concept of Liberty. This was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart and had been used in common for all issues of the series. Inscriptions included “United States of America” and “$1″. The date, mint mark, and motto “E Pluribus Unum” appeared on the edge lettering of the coin.

Following the Treasury Department decision to suspend production of the series for circulation, the Grover Cleveland Presidential Dollars were only released within numismatic products offered by the United States Mint. Sales of 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, 250-coin boxes, and 500-coin boxes from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint began on May 25, 2012. Sales were robust, leading the US Mint to expand production beyond the originally anticipated levels. In total 9,520,000 circulating quality coins would be produced.

In addition to the rolls, bags, and boxes of circulating quality coins, the US Mint also offered the coins as included within proof sets, uncirculated coin sets, and coin covers.

Around this time, the Mint announced that the launch ceremonies which had been held to mark each coin of the series would be cancelled. As such, there were no official ceremonies held to mark the release of any of the 2012-dated coins.

Grover Cleveland (First Term) Presidential Dollar Coin Specifications:
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Weight: 8.1g
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Edge: Lettered
Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Mintage: 5,460,000 (Philadelphia), 4,060,000 (Denver)

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.
President Grover Cleveland & First Spouse Frances Cleveland
Grover Cleveland (First Term) 2012 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
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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Grover Cleveland
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times – in 1884, 1888, and 1892 – and was one of the two Democrats (with Woodrow Wilson) to serve as president during the era of Republican political domination dating from 1861 to 1933. He is the only President in American history to serve non-consecutive terms in office and the only President to win the popular vote more times was Franklin Roosevelt.
  Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism, and subsidies to business, farmers, or veterans. His crusade for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives of the era. Cleveland won praise for his honesty, self-reliance, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism. He relentlessly fought political corruption, patronage, and bossism. Indeed, as a reformer his prestige was so strong that the like-minded wing of the Republican Party, called "Mugwumps", largely bolted the GOP presidential ticket and swung to his support in the 1884 election.
  As his second administration began, disaster hit the nation when the Panic of 1893 produced a severe national depression, which Cleveland was unable to reverse. It ruined his Democratic Party, opening the way for a Republican landslide in 1894 and for the agrarian and silverite seizure of the Democratic Party in 1896. The result was a political realignment that ended the Third Party System and launched the Fourth Party System as well as the Progressive Era.
  Cleveland was a formidable policymaker, and he also drew corresponding criticism. His intervention in the Pullman Strike of 1894 to keep the railroads moving angered labor unions nationwide in addition to the party in Illinois; his support of the gold standard and opposition to Free Silver alienated the agrarian wing of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, critics complained that he had little imagination and seemed overwhelmed by the nation's economic disasters — depressions and strikes—in his second term. Even so, his reputation for probity and good character survived the troubles of his second term. Biographer Allan Nevins wrote: "In Grover Cleveland the greatness lies in typical rather than unusual qualities. He had no endowments that thousands of men do not have. He possessed honesty, courage, firmness, independence, and common sense. But he possessed them to a degree other men do not." Today, Cleveland is considered by most historians to have been a successful leader, generally ranked among the second tier of American presidents.