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August Coin of the Month

Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin

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!

—Goldie 

Goldie, the Mint Fish

Teacher Feature

The front of the Hoover Presidential $1 Coin.
Obverse:  Herbert Hoover, 31st president (1929 to 1933), is front and center.

The back of the Presidential $1 coin.
Reverse:  The Statue of Liberty accompanies the inscriptions “United States of America” and “$1.” Other inscriptions are found around the coin's edge.



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