Warren G. Harding Presidential $1 Coin
Warren Gamaliel Harding was born in Blooming Grove, Ohio, in 1865. He attended Iberia College, later renamed Ohio Central College, and became a newspaper publisher, teacher and insurance salesman. Before becoming President, he served as an Ohio state senator, Ohio lieutenant governor and U.S. senator from Ohio. Harding won the Republican nomination for President in 1920 when the main candidates deadlocked, and he went on to win an unprecedented 60 percent of the popular vote. He died of a heart attack in 1923, just two years into his term.
Coinage legislation under President Harding
- Act of February 2, 1922: Authorized the Grant Memorial commemorative gold dollar and half-dollar honoring the birth of Ulysses S. Grant.
- Act of January 24, 1923: Authorized the Monroe Doctrine Centennial commemorative half-dollar.
- Act of February 26, 1923: Authorized the Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary commemorative half-dollar.
United States Mint Directors Appointed by President Harding
Frank Edgar Scobey of Texas – 1922 – 1923
- WARREN G. HARDING
- 29TH PRESIDENT 1921-1923
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Incused (edge) Inscriptions
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- mint mark ("P", "D," or "S")
Mint and Mint Mark
- Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist
- Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver