2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential Dollars

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2010 Franklin Pierce 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
Franklin Pierce — 14th President, 1853 – 1857
14th 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

Franklin Pierce Presidential Dollar
Franklin Pierce, the 14th U.S. President, was born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro, N.H. He was elected to the New Hampshire legislature, and later served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. In 1847 he served briefly as a brigadier general in the Mexican-American War. Largely unknown to the public, Pierce was nominated for President in 1852 by the Democratic Party as a compromise candidate. Partly because of his strong support for the Compromise of 1850, which attempted to mitigate the slavery issue and preserve the Union, Pierce was elected President and served from 1853-1857. While he was President, the U.S. negotiated the Gadsden Purchase with Mexico, which gave the U.S. land in present-day southern Arizona and New Mexico for a southern transcontinental railroad. Congress also passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise, thus reopening the possibility of slavery in the West under the principle of “popular sovereignty.” This was the belief that the people who settled a territory could determine whether to permit or prohibit slavery. Denied re-nomination by his party for President in 1856, he retired from politics at the end of his term. He died on October 8, 1869, in Concord, N.H.

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