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U.S. Mint launches $1 Rutherford B. Hayes coin in Fremont

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Thomas Culbertson, executive director of the Hayes Presidential Center, left, J. Marc Landry, plant manager at the United States Mint, center, and Fremont Mayor Terry M. Overmyer, do a ceremonial pour of the new $1 Rutherford B. Hayes coins in front of Hayes' old home.

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The brand new golden $1 coins feature Hayes' face. Hayes built a home in Fremont, Spiegel Grove, where he lived until his death in 1893.

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Clark Fry, left, 1, from Fremont, accepts a new $1 Hayes coin from Mr. Landry at the Hayes Presidential Center.

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Mr. Landry, right, Mr. Culbertson, center, and Mayor Overmyer, hand out the new $1 coins to excited children.

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Joan Eckermann, special-events and volunteer coordinator at the Hayes Center, sings during the launch ceremony. Coin collectors and local residents alike attended to celebrate Hayes and the launch of the new coin.

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State Representative Rex Damschroder, left, and Representative Bob Latta (R - OH), applaud during the launch ceremony. While children could get one of 500 available Hayes coins for free, adults had the opportunity to exchange bills for the new mints.

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Mayor Overmyer speaks during the launch ceremony at the Hayes Presidential Center. The ceremony drew a crowd of 400 people.

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Bob Kelley, of Woodville, wears a Captain's Civil War frock while listening to dignitaries speak about President Hayes during the ceremony. Hayes was a major general during the Civil War.

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Colin Matherly, 7, of Fremont, wears a Civil War hat while listening during the launch ceremony. Rutherford B. Hayes is the only president to be wounded in action during the Civil War.

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