2010: USA - US President $1 - James Buchanan
2010: USA - US President $1 - James Buchanan (1857-1861)
The United States honored the Nation’s Presidents by issuing $1 coins featuring their images in the order that they served. The Presidential $1 Coin Program launched in 2007.
James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President, was born on April 23, 1791, near Mercersburg, Pa. The oldest of 11 children, he began a successful law career in 1812. During the War of 1812, he helped defend Baltimore against British attack. A gifted orator, he became a state legislator, and later served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and as U.S. minister to Russia. In 1845, he became President James K. Polk’s secretary of state. His later service abroad as U.S. minister to Great Britain helped insulate him from the growing domestic controversy over slavery, which was reaching a crescendo by 1856, helping him secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. He served one term in office, 1857-1861. He did not seek re-election in 1860.
Obverse Design and Inscriptions
- JAMES BUCHANAN
- 15TH PRESIDENT 1857-1861
Reverse Design and Inscriptions
- STATUE OF LIBERTY
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Incused (edge) Inscriptions
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- mint mark
Image provided is showing coin design. Coin is in extremely fine to uncirculated condition, ex roll. It is not unusual for coins to have a mark or two. If any questions, we are happy to provide a scan of the coin before purchase.