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James Buchanan's Liberty

The front of the coin shows the Liberty Head quarter eagle.

President James Buchanan was not married.  As is the case with all unmarried presidents, his First Spouse coin is modeled after a coin in use during his term.

The front of James Buchanan's First Spouse coin is a reproduction of the Liberty Head quarter eagle designed by Christian Gobrecht.  This $2.50 coin was issued from 1840 through 1907.

Design on Reverse

The back of the coin shows President Buchanan keeping books as a boy.

The design on the coin's back is by Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer David Westwood.  It shows President Buchanan as a boy keeping the books in his family's small country store.


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