(KMOV.com) -- The United States Mint will hold a launch ceremony and coin exchange on Thursday to celebrate the release of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 coin.
The ceremony will kick off at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site at 7400 Grant Road in St. Louis at 2 p.m. May 19th, 2011 marks the 148th anniversary of Grant's historic military campaign in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Following the unveiling ceremony, attendants may exchange their currency for 25-coin rolls of the new, uncirculated Grant coin. Children 18-years-old and younger will receive one free presidential coin to commemorate the event.
The Ulysses S. Grant $1 coin is the 18th release in the United States Mint Presidential Coin Program. Four $1 coins are released each year featuring the images of our Nation's presidents in the order they served.