Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin

Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin - Click to Enlarge

General Coin Information

The Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin honors the 14th President of the United States and is the second coin to be released in the series for 2010. The program started in 2007.

Elected as a "dark-horse" candidate, Pierce was known for his support of the Compromise of 1850 which gave the country a temporary, if not poor, solution to the political storm surrounding the slavery issue. Due to his Southern sympathies, Pierce narrowly won the election over Gen. Winfield Scott who the South was unsure of.

A mere two months before his inauguration, Pierce and his wife Jane lost their only surviving son to a freak train accident. Grief stricken and blamed for their sons death by his wife, Pierce entered the White House in mourning.

Obverse Design

Franklin Pierce's portrait (designed by Susan Gamble) is centered on the obverse and was engraved by Charles L. Vickers. Over Pierce's head is his name "FRANKLIN PIERCE " and underneath him "IN GOD WE TRUST," "14TH PRESIDENT" and "1853-1857".

Reverse Design

The image of the Statue of Liberty that is featured on the reverse of the Pierce Presidential $1 Coin was designed by Don Everhart and is seen on all of the presidential dollars. Circling the edge is "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "$1" is shown to the left of the image.

Pierce Presidential $1 Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: United States Mint
   Mintmark: P, D, S
   Finish/Condition: Circulated, Uncirculated and Proof
   Metal Content: 77% copper, 12% zinc, 7% manganese, 4% nickel
   Weight: 8.1 grams
   Diameter: 26.5mm
   Edge: Lettered
   Issue Date: 20 May 2010
   Issue Price: $1
   Mintage Limit: based on demand
   Face Value: $1
   Obverse Designer/Engraver: Susan Gamble/Charles L. Vickers
   Reverse Designer: Don Everhart

Presidential $1 Coin Auctions




2013 S William Howard Taft Presidential Mint Proof Dollar from US Proof Set
2013 S William Howard Taft Presidential Mint Proof Dollar from US Proof Set
$6.26
Time Remaining: 29m
Buy It Now for only: $6.26
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 P Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar 1 PCGS MS66 Position A
2014 P Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar 1 PCGS MS66 Position A
$24.95
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
SACAGAWEA DOLLARS P D S COLORZ SATIN 2000 2007 YEARS DANSCO ALBUM UNC
SACAGAWEA DOLLARS P D S COLORZ SATIN 2000 2007 YEARS DANSCO ALBUM UNC
$70.00
Time Remaining: 33m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2014 P Warren G Harding Presidential Dollar 1 PCGS MS67 Position A
2014 P Warren G Harding Presidential Dollar 1 PCGS MS67 Position A
$129.95
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $129.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2012 PROOF  P  D JEFFERSON NICKELS
2012 PROOF P D JEFFERSON NICKELS
$5.99
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $5.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2006 Colorado St Qts Silver  CU NI Proofs and 2006P  D GEM BU Qts
2006 Colorado St Qts Silver CU NI Proofs and 2006P D GEM BU Qts
$8.50
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $11.05
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
2005 West Virginia StQts Silver  CU NI Prs and 2005 P  D GEM BU Qts Lot 2
2005 West Virginia StQts Silver CU NI Prs and 2005 P D GEM BU Qts Lot 2
$8.50
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $11.05
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
2006 Nebraska St Qts Silver  CU NI Proofs and 2006P  D GEM BU Qts
2006 Nebraska St Qts Silver CU NI Proofs and 2006P D GEM BU Qts
$8.50
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $11.05
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
ATI Radeon HD 4670 PCI Express 1GB V D H VT4670 128 bit Graphics Video Card
ATI Radeon HD 4670 PCI Express 1GB V D H VT4670 128 bit Graphics Video Card
$49.49
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $49.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2005S Two Proofs and 2005 P  D Gem BU Mint Set Lincoln Cents
2005S Two Proofs and 2005 P D Gem BU Mint Set Lincoln Cents
$5.95
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $7.95
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
2005 P  D BU Kansas ST QT  2005 P  D BU Bison Nickels Lot 1A
2005 P D BU Kansas ST QT 2005 P D BU Bison Nickels Lot 1A
$2.25
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $3.25
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
1 roll of tough date wheat cents Teens PDS 20 DS 32 33 PD low grade 38
1 roll of tough date wheat cents Teens PDS 20 DS 32 33 PD low grade 38
$9.99
Time Remaining: 41m

Bid now | Add to watch list

Pierce Presidential $1 Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images