2009 Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollars

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2009 Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollars
Available in Brilliant Uncirculated and Mint State Condition P and D Mints,
Satin Finish P and D Mints, GEM Proof S Mint
Package in 2 by 2 Archival Safe Flip
Zachary Taylor — 12th President, 1849 – 1850
12th Presidential Dollar Issued by U.S. Mint

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Description

Edge Lettering
POSITION A – Edge lettering reads upside down when the Presidential portrait faces up
POSITION B – Edge lettering reads normally when the Presidential portrait faces up

Obverse Side
Portrait of US President, Name of President, In God We Trust, and Chronological order by term in office
Reverse Side
Statue of Liberty, inscription $1 and United States of America

Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar
Zachary Taylor, twelfth U.S. President, was born in 1784 in Virginia. His family moved shortly after his birth to a plantation outside Louisville, Kentucky, where he spent his childhood. His long Army career began at the age of 23 and for the next 30 years, he served in many remote outposts that stretched from Louisiana to northern Wisconsin. He led his forces to decisive victories in the Mexican-American War, which earned him the nickname “Old Rough and Ready.” His reputation as a national hero made him an attractive presidential candidate, and he won the general election in a three-candidate race. Although he had little prior political experience, Taylor proved to be independent-minded, to the dismay of his political party, the Whigs. As the debate over slavery in western territories threatened to tear the country apart, he was determined that the Union be preserved at all costs. He warned southern leaders that he would command the Army himself, if necessary, to enforce the law. Taylor became ill after attending a long ceremony at the Washington Monument on a scorching 4th of July in 1850. He died five days later, having served only 16 months in office. He was the second president to die in office.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × .25 in
Type Dollar

BU, Satin Finish, Proof

Mint Mark

D Position A, D Position B, P Position A, P Position B, S Mint Proof