WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint will hold a launch ceremony and coin exchange on May 19, 2011, to celebrate the release of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin. The ceremony will take place at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, Mo., at 2 p.m. Central Time (CT). May 19 also marks the 148th anniversary of Grant's historic military campaign in Vicksburg, Miss.
Following the ceremony, adults may exchange their currency for 25-coin rolls of uncirculated Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coins. Children 18 years old and younger will receive a new Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin to commemorate the event.
WHAT: Presentation of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin and Coin Exchange
WHO: Al Runnels, Acting Deputy Director, United States Mint
Timothy Good, Superintendent, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
John Marszalek, Executive Director, Ulysses S. Grant Association
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 2:00 P.M. (CT)
WHERE: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
The Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin is the 18th 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.
- A digital image of the Ulysses S. Presidential $1 Coin is available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#Pres.
- Additional information about the Presidential $1 Coin program is available at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1coin/.
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- Information about the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is available at http://www.nps.gov/ulsg/index.htm.
For Information Contact:
Genevieve Billia 202-354-7222
SOURCE United States Mint