Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollar
An NPS Photo
The United States Mint introduced a new $1 Coin on February 17, 2011, to honor Andrew Johnson, the Nation's 17th President. The event took place at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the grounds of the Andrew Johnson Homestead, the former President's historic family home.Chief Counsel Dan Shaver, of the United States Mint was joined by Park Guide Daniel Luther portraying President Johnson, National Park Service Superintendent Lizzie Watts and Bill Hickerson, President Andrew Johnson Bank for the program.
Immediately following the ceremony, the public exchanged their cash for the newly minted Andrew Johnson $1 Coin at face value.The first 500 children, 18 years old and younger, received a new Andrew Johnson $1 Coin to commemorate the event.
Did You Know?
Queen Emma of the Sandwich Islands (now known as the Hawaiian Islands) came to visit President Andrew Johnson in Washington. It was the first time a Queen had visited the White House. She gave this ivory basket to President and Mrs. Johnson. It is now on display in the Andrew Johnson NHS museum.