John Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872. He graduated from Amherst College with honors, then entered the legal profession in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Coolidge built an illustrious political career before becoming the 30th president when President Warren G. Harding died in 1923. Coolidge had been a city council member and mayor of Northampton; a state legislator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Massachusetts; and Vice President of the United States.
Coolidge authorized four commemorative coins. They honored the Stone Mountain Memorial, the Battle of Bennington/Vermont Sesquicentennial, the Oregon Trail Memorial, and the Hawaiian Sesquicentennial. After finishing out Harding’s term, Coolidge was elected in his own right for a second term.
During his presidency, the country enjoyed the economic prosperity and optimism known as the "Roaring Twenties." Coolidge chose not to seek re-election in 1928 and died in 1933.