The U.S. Mint has added to its website a four-part series chronicling the life, legacy,
and influence of the 40th president of the United States, Ronald
Reagan, who is getting his own U.S. Mint coin this summer.
The Reagan Series begins with an installment titled "Early
Family Life." Soon to be added are installments to be titled
"Film & Television Career," "California Politics
& Presidency Race," and "Presidency & Later Life."
You can also find information on numismatic products featuring
President and Nancy Reagan, including those incorporating Ronald
Reagan Presidential dollars, and Proof and Uncirculated 2016-W Nancy
Reagan First Spouse gold $10 coins.
What’s the idea behind
The Mint heaps praise onto Reagan in prefacing the series.
"Ronald Reagan is considered to be one of the most influential
presidents in American history,” the Reagan Series intro reads.
"His lasting contributions to foreign and domestic policy as
President changed the course of American history. Fondly nicknamed
'The Great Communicator,' Reagan’s leadership qualities and charisma
are celebrated alongside his political legacy.”
The opening part, “Early Family Life,” concerns Reagan’s childhood,
school years and post-college life.
"Though he is best known for his actions as commander in chief,
Reagan was a distinguished leader long before his foray into
politics,” the article reads. "Bright and charismatic, he
possessed a wealth of natural gifts as a young man, ranging from
athletic to acting skills.”
The U.S. Mint began the Reagan Series just days before the Ronald Reagan 2016 Presidential $1 coin and Nancy Reagan 2016 First Spouse Series $10 coin
are placed on sale.
The two products are set for a July 1 release. The Nancy Reagan coin
will be the 39th and final issue in the First Spouse Series, which
began in 2007 with the release of the Martha Washington $10 coin.
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