Ninth President’s Birthplace is the First Place in the Nation to Get Latest $1 Coin

Charles City, Virginia, will be the first place in the Nation to get the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin when United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart presents it in a ceremony at Berkeley Plantation-President Harrison’s birthplace-on President’s Day, February 16, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The news media and public are invited to the event, which includes a ceremonial pour of thousands of shiny, new William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coins and a coin exchange. Children 18 years old and younger will receive a William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin. Costumed guides will conduct tours of the 18th century manor house.

The William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin is the ninth coin released in the United States Mint’s Presidential $1 Coin Program. The coin features a dramatic portrait of our Nation’s ninth president on the coin’s obverse (heads side) and the Statue of Liberty on the reverse.

To download an image of the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin, go to:
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?action=photo#Pres

WHAT: William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin Launch and Coin Exchange

WHO: United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
Berkeley Plantation Owner Malcolm Jamieson
Berkeley Plantation Historian James Curtis

WHEN: Monday, February 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. (ET)

WHERE: Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, VA 23030
Located off Route 5, halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg
Directions: http://www.berkeleyplantation.com/directions.html

News Media: B-roll of the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin being produced at the United States Mint at Philadelphia is available upon request.

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468