States Mint and The Hermitage
Hundreds of people gathered
today at The Hermitage, the historic home of
President Andrew Jackson, outside Nashville,
Tenn., to see the new Andrew Jackson
Presidential $1 Coin ceremonially released into
circulation. Jackson was the seventh President
of the United States, and the Nation is honoring
this former commander-in-chief with the seventh
Presidential $1 Coin. The audience witnessed a
ceremonial "pour" of thousands of shiny, new
Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coins onto a
table on the front lawn of the mansion, which
sits on more than 1,000 acres.
Afterwards, the crowd lined up to be among the
first to exchange their dollar bills for Andrew
Jackson Presidential $1 Coins.
"The Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coin is
convenient to use in many cash transactions and
will help educate the Nation on the achievements
of our seventh President," said United States
Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart. "There are
few more important leaders than Andrew Jackson,
and we are grateful for President Jackson's
service to his country."
More than 300 children from three local
elementary schools attended the event, where
they each received an Andrew Jackson
Presidential $1 Coin from Deputy Director
Brunhart and Richard Cowart, the past regent of
The Hermitage Board of Directors.
The obverse of this latest coin in the
Presidential $1 Coin Program was designed by
United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program
Master Artist Joel Iskowitz and executed by
United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim
Licaretz. The design features a rendition of
"Old Hickory"- a nickname Andrew Jackson
acquired during his service in the War of 1812.
The reverse design, by Don Everhart, is a
dramatic interpretation of the Statue of
Liberty, which is portrayed on all the
Presidential $1 Coins.
The United States Mint inaugurated the
Presidential $1 Coin Program with the George
Washington Presidential $1 Coin on February 15,
2007, in time for the Presidents Day holiday.
The John Adams Presidential $1 Coin followed on
May 17, 2007; the Thomas Jefferson Presidential
$1 Coin was launched on August 16, 2007; the
James Madison Presidential $1 Coin went into
circulation on November 15, 2007; the James
Monroe Presidential $1 Coin was released on
February 14, 2008; and the John Quincy Adams
Presidential $1 Coin was issued on May 15, 2008.
Andrew Jackson served two terms as President
from 1829 to 1837. Prior to becoming President,
he was the first person from Tennessee to be
elected to the U.S. House of Representatives,
and he also served in the U.S. Senate. President
Jackson considered himself a man of the people
and even invited everyone in the country to
visit the White House to celebrate his
inauguration. He was the last veteran of the
Revolutionary War to serve as President of the