The coin I chose for this month is the newest Presidential $1 Coin (gold-colored, of course!), which honors 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover. I gathered up a bunch of facts for y'all on this impressive man.
First president born west of the Mississippi River.
Born in Iowa, lived in Oregon, California, England, Australia, and China, and traveled the world before becoming president.
Helped engineer food relief efforts in Europe associated with both world wars.
Loved to fish and often wore a suit with waders while fly fishing.
Didn't give many speeches during his presidential campaign, but he did visit his home town and had trucks traveling the country that played movies about him as a “Master of Emergencies.”
Served as Secretary of Commerce under presidents Harding and Coolidge, developing trade at home and abroad.
Signed the Congressional resolution that made "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem.
Of course, there's plenty more to learn, if you've got a mind to. Why don't you start with the Hoover Presidential $1 Coin page?. Good reading!
Obverse: Herbert Hoover, 31st president (1929 to 1933), is front and center.
Reverse: The Statue of Liberty accompanies the inscriptions “United States of America” and “$1.” Other inscriptions are found around the coin's edge.