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The primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

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July: The History of Presidents on Our Coins
Look through your change and try to find a circulating coin that doesn’t feature an American President on its face. Unless you’re holding your grandfather’s coin collection in your hands, chances are you can’t do it. In 2006, all five of the coins produced by the United States Mint for general circulation carried the image of an American President on their obverse. Read on, and discover that it wasn’t always this way…