Hayes Presidential $1 Coin
For October's coin, I've got the newest Presidential $1 Coin, honoring Rutherford Birchard Hayes. As it turns out, President Hayes was born in October... October 4, 1822, to be exact.
I love the Presidential $1 Coin Program because it lets me make new friends with past U.S. Presidents. President Hayes is one of those who I didn't know much about, but he tried to accomplish a lot and sometimes succeeded during his one term in office.  For example:
And by the way, a warship was named after Hayes: the USS President Hayes. The ship performed some important tasks during World War II, moving troops and supplies through the South and Central Pacific and bringing veterans home after the war.
Find out more about this president on the Rutherford B. Hayes 2011 page.