The Spiegel Grove residence in Fremont, Ohio, of President
Rutherford B. Hayes will host the Aug. 18 launch of the 2011
Presidential dollar bearing a portrait of the nation’s 19th president.
Aug. 18 is the same day the Hayes Presidential dollars will be
released into general circulation through the Federal Reserve’s member
banks and financial institutions and offered directly from the U.S.
Mint in numismatic rolls at premiums above face value.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remarks to be
delivered by J. Marc Landry, plant manager for the Philadelphia Mint;
Thomas Culbertson, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes
Presidential Center; and Fremont Mayor Terry Overmyer.
Following the ceremony, those in attendance will be able to
exchange cash for 25-coin rolls of 2011-P Hayes dollars. Those 18
years of age and under will each receive free a 2011-P Hayes
Culbertson said after Aug. 18, coins will be available at the
center’s gift shop as well as at the sponsoring bank. The bank that
the Hayes presidential center is using is Croghan Colonial Bank in Fremont.
An official pictorial postal cancellation will be available for
stamping on coin rolls at the Fremont Post Office, 2120 Enterprise St.
The cancellation incorporates the Hayes dollar portrait in the design.
The pictorial cancellation in black ink is in addition to the
standard red ink date cancellation that will also be available, as
long as the item bears stamps representing the current first-class
postal rate of 44 cents.
Hayes moved his family into the Spiegel Grove residence in 1873
before leaving to serve as governor of Ohio and, from 1877 to 1881, as
president of the United States. After leaving the presidency, Hayes
lived in Fremont until his death in 1893.
The obverse portrait of Hayes on the Hayes Presidential dollar was
designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald Everhart
II. The Statue of Liberty reverse common to the Presidential dollar
series introduced in 2007 is also Everhart’s work.
For more information on the event, visit the Hayes website at www.rbhayes.org. ■