United States Mint to Launch James A. Garfield Presidential $1 Coin Two Days Before the Anniversary of His Birth

Nov 08, 2011, 12:36 ET from United States Mint



WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint will introduce the new Presidential $1 Coin honoring James A. Garfield, our Nation's 20th President, on November 17-- two days before the 180th anniversary of his birth.  The public event will take place at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, at 10 a.m. Eastern time (ET).  Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for 25-coin rolls of the James A. Garfield $1 Coin at face value.  Each child 18 years old and younger will receive a new James A. Garfield $1 Coin to commemorate the event. 

WHAT: Presentation of the James A. Garfield Presidential $1 Coin and Coin Exchange



WHO:     Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director of Manufacturing, United States Mint
      Dr. Allan Peskin, Professor Emeritus of History, Cleveland State University
      Rudolph Garfield, great-grandson of former President Garfield



WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 10:00 a.m. (ET)



WHERE:  James A. Garfield National Historic Site
      8095 Mentor Avenue
      Mentor, OH 44060

The James A. Garfield $1 Coin is the 20th release in the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program, authorized by Public Law 109-145 (the Presidential Dollar Coin Act of 2005).  The Act directs the United States Mint to strike and issue four $1 coins each year featuring the images of our Nation's presidents in the order that they served in office. 


SOURCE United States Mint