2009 Zachary Taylor P or D Mint Presidential Dollar Coin (UNC) - Brilliant Uncirculated
- Composed of 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel.
- Released November 19th, 2009 (12th release of the series).
- The obverse shows a portrait of the President's likeness, their name, the number in which president they were, and the years in which they served.
- The reverse features a Statue of Liberty design done by Don Everhart of the United States Mint, along with the words "United States of America" and "$1".
- These coins feature a lettered edge with the words "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust," its year of mintage and its corresponding mint branch - (P) for Philadelphia or (D) for Denver.
- Sovereign coin backed by the United States government with a face value of $1.00.
Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was a the 12th President of the United States. Known as "Old Rough and Ready," Taylor had a 40-year military career in the U.S. Army, serving in the War of 1812, Black Hawk and Seminole Wars before achieving fame leading troops to victory at several battles of the Mexican–American War. Taylor was uninterested in politics but was recruited by the Whig Party as their nominee in the 1848 presidential election.
In that election, Taylor defeated the Democrat Lewis Cass, and became the first U.S. president never to have held any previous elected office. As president, he urged settlers in New Mexico and California to bypass the territorial stage and draft constitutions for statehood, setting the stage for the Compromise of 1850.
Taylor died of gastroenteritis less than a year and a half into his term. There were rumors that he was poisoned with arsenic but such claims were never proven. Taylor was succeeded by the then Vice President Millard Fillmore.
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