First day of issue. Business strike. Position A
Jaime Hernandez: The 2010-D Franklin Pierce Dollar was the second Presidential Dollar coin issued in 2010.
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Therefore, the Franklin Pierce Dollar was also the 14th design issued in the Presidential Dollar Coin Program.
Obverse: A portrait of Franklin Pierce is featured on the coin along with the inscriptions, Franklin Pierce which are located right above his own portrait. Arched below Pierce, are the inscriptions, In God We Trust, 14th President, 1853-1857 or the years in which he served as President of the United States.
Reverse: The reverse of the coin features the Statue of Liberty along with a $1 symbol under Liberty’s right arm, with the $1 symbol, indicating the legal tender value of the coin. The words, United States of America, are also encircled around the coin.
Edge: The edge inscriptions will read 2010-D which refer to the date in which the coins were officially released into circulation, along with the D mint mark, representing the Mint in which the coins were produced. Circulation strike coins go through a Schuler edge lettering machine which applies inscriptions on the coins edge.
Position A: The coin's edge lettering reads upside-down when the President's portrait faces up.
Release Date: The Franklin Pierce circulation strike Presidential Dollars were officially released on May 20, 2010.
First Day of Issue: Coins submitted to PCGS on or before May 20, 2010 qualified to receive a special First Day of issue lable on the holder.
Public Law: Franklin Pierce Dollars were struck under the Presidential Dollar Coin Program Act, which was authorized under Public Law 109-145.
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