2010 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin


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2010 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

The 2010 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin honors the fifteenth President of the United States. It is also the fifteenth coin in the series and the third to be released in 2010.

Buchanan had sought the nomination for President several times, but had been unsuccessful. That is, until division within the Democratic Party made his nomination and eventual election possible.

Having served many political posts before serving as the chief executive, Buchanan knew the ins and outs of Washington, but was unable to garner much political strength in office due to the political climate of the day.

Buchanan is also the only President to be a lifelong bachelor.

Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin Design

2010 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Proof Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Proof Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: The portrait of James Buchanan on the obverse was designed by Phebe Hemphill. Also seen on the obverse are the inscriptions "JAMES BUCHANAN," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "15TH PRESIDENT" and "1857-1861."

Reverse design: Don Everhart designed the Statue of Liberty image that is featured on the reverse of all Presidential coins along with the inscriptions "$1" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco
Face Value: $1
Date: 2010
Condition: Circulated, Uncirculated & Proof
Composition: 77% Copper, 12% Zinc, 7% Manganese, 4% Nickel
Standard Weight: 8.1 g
Standard Diameter: 26.5 mm
Edge: Edge-Incused Lettering
Authorizing Law: Public Law 109-145
Obverse Design: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse Design: Don Everhart

Product Availability

Circulation Issue Date: Summer 2010
Release Price: $1 for circulation quality
Mintage Limits: based on demand
Order Limits: Unlimited
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
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