Millard Fillmore 2010 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

Millard Fillmore Presidential Dollar

Millard Fillmore 2010 US Presidential One Dollar Coin

The 2010 Millard Fillmore Dollar continued the series honoring the former Presidents of the United States in the order served. This was the first issue of the year and the thirteenth release for the series overall. The coins were officially released into circulation on February 18, 2010.

After briefly practicing law, Millard Fillmore entered politics and served as an assemblyman in the state of New York. He went on to be elected to the House of Representatives, where he would chair the Committee on Ways and Means. He served as Vice President under Zachary Taylor and assumed the Presidency following Taylor’s death in 1850. He would serve as President for the remainder of the term until 1853 and make two unsuccessful bids for reelection.

An official launch ceremony for the Millard Fillmore Presidential Dollar was held in Moravia, New York. The ceremony was co-hosted by the United State Mint and the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society. A separate, unofficial ceremony was held in Buffalo, where Fillmore had retired and served as first chancellor of the University of Buffalo.

The obverse of the Millard Fillmore Dollar features a portrait designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. The obverse inscriptions read “Millard Fillmore”, “In God We Trust”, “13th President” and the years served “1850-1853″.

The reverse of the coin features the Statue of Liberty, also designed by Everthart, with inscriptions include “United States of America” and the denomination “$1″.  The date, mint mark, and motto “E Pluribus Unum” appear on the edge of the coin.

The Millard Fillmore Dollar was struck for circulation at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The total mintage across both facilities was 74,480,000, which represented the lowest overall mintage for the series to date. A lower figure would eventually be seen for the James Buchanan coin issued later in the year.

Millard Fillmore 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: 37,520,000 (Philadelphia), 36,960,000 (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.

Millard Fillmore 2010 One Dollar Coin Cover
Millard Fillmore, President of the United States 2010 One Dollar Coin Cover

Millard Fillmore 2010 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
President Millard Fillmore & First Spouse Abigail Fillmore

Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853), the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Fillmore was the only Whig president who did not die in office or get expelled from the party, and Fillmore appointed the only Whig Supreme Court Justice. As Zachary Taylor's vice president, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death. Fillmore was a lawyer from western New York state, and an early member of the Whig Party. He served in the state legislature (1829–1831), as a U.S. Representative (1833–1835, 1837–1843), and as New York State Comptroller (1848–1849). He was elected vice president of the United States in 1848 as Taylor's running mate, and served from 1849 until Taylor's death in 1850, at the height of the "Crisis of 1850" over slavery.
  As an anti-slavery moderate, he opposed abolitionist demands to exclude slavery from all the territory gained in the Mexican War. Instead he supported the Compromise of 1850, which briefly ended the crisis. In foreign policy, Fillmore supported U.S. Navy expeditions to open trade in Japan, opposed French designs on Hawaii, and was embarrassed by Narciso López's filibuster expeditions to Cuba. He sought election to a full term in 1852, but was passed over for the nomination by the Whigs.
  When the Whig Party broke up in 1854–1856, Fillmore refused to join the Republican Party. Other conservative Whigs joined the American Party, the political arm of the anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic "Know-Nothing" movement, though Fillmore did not join the American Party. While out of the country, Fillmore was nominated by the American Party candidate for President in 1856, but finished third in the election, surpassed by the Republican Party candidate. During the American Civil War, Fillmore denounced secession and agreed that the Union must be maintained by force if necessary, but was very critical of the war policies of President Abraham Lincoln. After the war, he supported the Reconstruction policies of President Andrew Johnson. Although some have praised Fillmore's restrained foreign policy, he is criticized for having further aggravated tensions between abolitionists and slaveholders, he is placed near the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States by various scholarly surveys.
  Fillmore founded the University at Buffalo and was the university's first chancellor. He also helped found the Buffalo Historical Society and the Buffalo General Hospital.

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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