The William Henry Harrison coin was the first in the Presidential Dollar series to have the inscription “In God We Trust” on the obverse of the coin rather than being on the coin's edge.
The 9th President of the United States, William Henry Harrison served the shortest term of any President in history. He died of pneumonia after just 30 days in office. He contracted it while delivering the longest inaurgural speech on record during a cold, rainy day on March 4, 1841 while wearing neither coat nor hat. His nickname, Tippecanoe came as a result of winning a military battle. While running for office with V.P.candidate John Tyler, one of the most famous election slogans in American politics was spawned, 'Tippecanoe and Tyler too.'
The obverse of the coin displays his portrait which was created by artist and sculptor Joseph Menna. Included are the inscriptions 'William Henry Harrison', 'In God We Trust', '9th President', and the date of the only year he served, '1841'. The coin's reverse, done by artist Don Everhart, displays the Statue of Liberty, and is the same design used on the entire Presidential Dollar series. Appearing on the edge of the coin are the mint mark,'E Pluribus Unum', and the date. A total of 13 stars separate the motto and date.
This proof coin is part of a very limited mintage produced by the San Francisco mint.