2012: USA - US President $1 - Grover Cleveland
2012: USA - US President $1 - Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
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.
The first Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later. After losing the presidency to Benjamin Harrison in 1888, he was returned to office in 1892. As the 24th President, Cleveland faced an economic depression. He dealt directly with the financial crisis rather than with business failures, farm mortgage foreclosures and unemployment. He obtained repeal of the mildly inflationary Sherman Silver Purchase Act and, with the aid of Wall Street, maintained the Treasury Department’s gold reserve. When railroad strikers in Chicago violated an injunction, Cleveland sent federal troops to enforce it. His blunt treatment of the railroad strikers stirred the pride of many Americans, as did the vigorous way he forced Great Britain to accept arbitration of a disputed boundary in Venezuela. But overall, his policies during the depression were unpopular, and in 1896, his party instead nominated William Jennings Bryan. After leaving the White House the second time, Cleveland lived in retirement in Princeton, New Jersey, and died in 1908.
Obverse Design and Inscriptions
- GROVER CLEVELAND
- 24TH PRESIDENT 1893-1897
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.