The 2016 Richard M. Nixon Presidential Dollar
Richard M. Nixon was born on January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California. He graduated from Duke University School of Law and practiced law in California before serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
Shortly after the war, Nixon began his political career by winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from California. A rising star in the Republican party for his role on the House Un-American Activities Committee, he won a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1950 and was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Vice Presidential running mate in 1952.
After eight years as Vice President, Nixon ran for President in 1960 but narrowly lost to John F. Kennedy. Eight years later, he defeated Hubert H. Humphrey and won reelection in 1972. Highlights of his Presidency included the end of the military draft, Apollo 11 astronauts becoming the first men on the moon, and a close relationship with China and the Soviet Union in an effort to achieve worldwide political stability.
However, Nixon’s Presidency was defined by the Watergate scandal that unfolded early in his second term. Nixon was connected to – and actively tried to cover up – a break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee during the 1972 campaign. Facing almost certain impeachment, he resigned on August 9, 1974. He died on April 22, 1994.
The historic Presidential Dollar series began in 2007 with coins for George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. This is the FIRST coin program in U.S. History to honor all of America's Presidents, and it is destined to be the most popular collection in history, even BIGGER and more popular than the State Quarters!
This is a 2016 Philadelphia Uncirculated Coin in a Capsule - Richard M. Nixon