Grover Cleveland was be the only President honored on two different coins of the Presidential Dollar Program. The separate issues were required since he served in the White House during two non-consecutive terms.
After serving as the 22nd President from 1885-1889, Grover Cleveland lost his bid for reelection to Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland ran against Harrison again in the following election and this time prevailed. His second term from 1893-1897, was marked by the Panic of 1893 and attempts to deal with an economic depression.
The Grover Cleveland Presidential Dollar representing his second term featured a portrait on the obverse designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. The inscriptions included the president’s name, “In God We Trust”, “24th President”, and “1893-1897”.
Following suit with the rest of the series, the reverse design featured an image of the Statue of Liberty designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. The inscriptions included “United States of America” and the denomination expressed as “$1”. Incuse edge lettering on each coin contained the date, mint mark and motto “E Pluribus Unum”.
On November 15, 2012, the United States Mint opened sales for circulating quality examples of the coins packaged in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, 250-coin boxes, and 500-coin boxes. Throughout the year the coins were also incorporated into Presidential Dollar Proof and Uncirculated Sets, as well as the traditional annual coin sets.
Following the suspension of production for circulation, the Grover Cleveland Dollars were not distributed through Federal Reserve Banks and therefore were not available at face value from banks.
Grover Cleveland (Second Term) Presidential Dollar Coin Specifications:
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: Lettered
- Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
- Mintage: 10,680,000 (Philadelphia), 3,920,000 (Denver)