On July 7, 2011, the United States Mint began sales of a new Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. This collector product features an example of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar and the bronze medal featuring his wife, Julia Dent Grant.
The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic display card, which features illustrations of the President and his wife on the front and issuance information on the back. Each set is priced at $14.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. Orders for the sets may be placed at http://catalog.usmint.gov/
The 2011 Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. The obverse features a portrait of the former President with inscriptions “Ulysses S. Grant”, “In God We Trust”, “18th President”, and “1869-1877”. The reverse features an image of the Statue of Liberty with inscriptions “United States of America” and “$1”. On the edge of the coin are the date, mint mark, and “E Pluribus Unum”.
The Julia Grant Bronze Medal features the same design as the corresponding one-half ounce 24 karat gold coins, released on June 23. The obverse was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, while the reverse was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Charles L. Vickers.