2015 LBJ Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal

Item Number: 72865
Product Type:  Coin
Size: Various Round
Material: copper alloy Proof
Price: $11.99

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2015 LBJ Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal

As the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson was catapulted from Vice President into the Oval Office after John F. Kennedy’s devastating assassination in 1963.

Running for election in 1964, LBJ won the office by the largest popular vote margin in history to that time. He led the fight for and signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, and after the election his work and signature established Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the Voting Rights Act. Though the Vietnam War took much of his focus, Lyndon B. Johnson strove to make a positive impact on poverty, crime, education, human rights, urban and rural development, and other social issues.


Claudia Taylor Johnson, affectionately known as Lady Bird, honored her role as first lady in being a true partner to LBJ. Before the election in 1964, she traveled solo through the south and the Midwest via whistle-stop train and turboprop campaigning for Johnson and his Civil Rights Act. She participated in LBJ’s War on Poverty program and played a significant role in his Head Start program for preschoolers.

Lady Bird Johnson also wielded great influence in areas of her own personal interests, founding the National Wildlife Research Center and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. Additionally, she inspired the Highway Beautification Act, and served on the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees.

To pay tribute to this historic couple, the U.S. mint produced a 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential One Dollar Coin and First Spouse Medal Set. The LBJ coin features his likeness with the text “IN GOD WE TRUST”, and “36th PRESIDENT 1963 – 1969.” The bronze Lady Bird Johnson medal is a duplicate of the gold First Spouse coin bearing her countenance along with the verbiage “LADY BIRD JOHNSON” and “36th 1963 – 1969.” The LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson set is part of a series begun by the U.S. Mint in 2007. Packaged together and sealed with a portrait card of the couple, the unique set includes issuance information on the reverse - perfect for any coin collector, history enthusiast, or admirer of the Johnsons’ dedication to achieving liberty for all Americans.