Fillmore Dollar Feb. 18
The United States
Mint will send the Millard Fillmore Presidential
$1 Coin into circulation on Feb. 18, 2010. On
the same day the US Mint will ceremoniously
unveil the new dollar at the Moravia Central
School in Moravia, N.Y. at 10 AM ET.
Fillmore was born only five miles east of
Moravia. He served as the 13th President of the
United States from 1850-1853 after assuming the
office when President Zachary Taylor passed
away. These were tremulous times for the country
which was already on the verge of a civil war,
postponed by the Compromise of 1850. Fillmore is
credited with the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa
effectively ending the isolationism of Japan.
US Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart will
present the new dollar at the ceremony. Master
of Ceremonies will be local history teacher John
Haight. Sheila Tucker, Cayuga Count historian,
is scheduled to speak.
Children 18 and under will receive a free
Fillmore dollar while others may exchange dollar
bills for the new coins. The Mint will also
offer 25-coin rolls for $35.95 from either
Philadelphia or Denver that may be ordered
directly from its Web site.
Don Everhart designed the portrait of Millard
Fillmore that is featured on the obverse or
heads side. It also includes the inscriptions
“MILLARD FILLMORE,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “13TH
PRESIDENT” and “1850-1853.
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