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?
Andrew Johnson had the rudiments of an education prior to his marriage to Eliza McCardle. She helped further his education by tutoring him from her schoolbooks and reading to him in the Tailor Shop while he worked.