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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar Lapel Pin, Uncirculated One Gold Dollar Coin Enamel Pin

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar Lapel Pin, Uncirculated One Gold Dollar Coin Enamel Pin

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Coin Collecting Enamel Pin and Lapel Pin are a great way to show off your Love of Rare Coins. A lot of People Collect Pins Badges and Custom Pins. We have a great selection of Retro Pins, acrylic Pins and one piece enamel pin. Lapel Pins are very popular for Weddings and other events. Enamel Pin Sets are so fun to collect make sure to check out our whole store for your coin collector hobby.

Approximately .80" in diameter

Authentic Uncirculated USA Coins

Hand Crafted by Artisan in the USA

Rhodium Plated Gold Butterfly Clasp Backing

Presidential $1 Coin Program

Presidential dollar coins began on January 1, 2007, and like the 50 State quarters program, was not scheduled to end until every eligible subject was honored. The program was to issue coins featuring each of four presidents per year on the obverse, issuing one for three months before moving on to the next president in chronological order by term in office. To be eligible, a President must have been deceased for at least two years prior to the time of minting. The United States Mint called it the Presidential $1 Coin Program.

Grandson of former President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati. He attended Miami University in Ohio and studied law in Cincinnati, later moving to Indianapolis, where he practiced.

After the Civil War, during which Harrison served as colonel of the 70th Volunteer Infantry, he enhanced his reputation as a lawyer. In the 1880s, he served in the U.S. Senate, where he championed American Indians, homesteaders and Civil War veterans. In the presidential election of 1888, he received 100,000 fewer popular votes than President Cleveland but carried the Electoral College 233 to 168.

As President, Harrison was proud of his vigorous foreign policy. The first Pan American Congress met in Washington in 1889, establishing an information center which later became the Pan American Union. At the end of his administration, Harrison submitted a treaty to the Senate to annex Hawaii, but his successor withdrew it. He also signed important appropriation bills for internal improvements, naval expansion and subsidies for steamship lines and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act “to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.” This act was the first federal attempt to regulate trusts. He was re-nominated by his party in 1892 but lost to Grover Cleveland, who became the only President in U.S. history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. A dignified elder statesman, he died in 1901.
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