2011 Ulysses S. Grant P or D Mint Presidential Dollar Coin (UNC) - Brilliant Uncirculated
- Composed of 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel.
- Released May 19th, 2011 (18th 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.
Considered by many to be a mediocre president at best, Grant was still elected to two terms, serving from 1869-77. A graduate of West Point in 1843, Grant had a long military career that peaked in the Civil War when he led Union troops to victories at Shiloh, Vicksburg and Chattanooga. In 1863, Grant was given command of all union troops and after two more years of bloody battles forced the confederate's General Lee to surrender at Appomattox in April of 1865.
As president, he led the Reconstruction by signing and enforcing civil rights laws and fighting Ku Klux Klan violence. He helped rebuild the Republican Party in the South, an effort that resulted in the election of African Americans to Congress and state governments for the first time. Despite these civil rights accomplishments, Grant's presidency was marred by economic turmoil and multiple scandals.
After leaving office, Grant traveled the world for two years and was received at many royal receptions. In 1884 he was deep in debt and dying of throat cancer. Just days before his death he finished his memoirs that eventually earned some $450,000, erasing his debt and giving his heirs financial security for years to come.
Select either 'P' - Philadelphia Mint, or 'D' - Denver Mint from the drop-down options menu located above.
All coins ship in protective plastic. Larger orders may ship in tubes.