The United States Mint will send the Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 Coin into circulation on Feb. 18, 2010. On the same day the US Mint will ceremoniously unveil the new dollar at the Moravia Central School in Moravia, N.Y. at 10 AM ET.
Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 Dollar Image - Click to Enlarge
Fillmore was born only five miles east of Moravia. He served as the 13th President of the United States from 1850-1853 after assuming the office when President Zachary Taylor passed away. These were tremulous times for the country which was already on the verge of a civil war, postponed by the Compromise of 1850. Fillmore is credited with the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa effectively ending the isolationism of Japan.
The next four designs to be issued as part of the Presidential $1 Circulating Coin series were unveiled Tuesday by the US Mint. Featured former Presidents that will be seen on the 2010 coins are Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln.
2010 Presidential Dollar Designs - See Large Individual Images Below
These coins will mark the thirteenth through the sixteenth coins to be issued in the series which began in 2007 with George Washington.
"Each of the Presidential $1 Coins is a tribute to the men who made tremendous personal sacrifices to lead our country," United States Mint Director Ed Moy stated in a media release about the designs. "I hope this tribute continues to inspire a renewed sense of pride in our Nation's rich history as we move into the fourth year of the Presidential $1 Coin Program."