Commissioned by
Zanzibar on the Waterfront, American, 1992 - 2010
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961
Date
2009
Medium
metal, paint
Dimensions
2 x 2 x 3/8 in. (5.1 x 5.1 x 1 cm)
Description
Four identical gold-colored commemorative coins made for Barack Obama's first Presidential Inauguration. The front of the coins depicts Barack Obama in front of the U.S. Capitol. Raised letters appear on front of coin, reading “ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT / DREAM / ACHIEVED / BARACK OBAMA / 44th PRESIDENT.” The reverse side of the coins is painted black, yellow, and red. At the center of reverse side is the logo for Zanzibar on the Waterfront. Raised type on the back reads “44TH U.S. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION / Zanzibar / on the waterfront / JANUARY 20, 2009 / 700 Water Street S.W. Washington D.C. / 202-554-9100. www.zanzibar-otw.com / COMMEMORATIVE COIN.”
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Coins and Currency
Type
coins
Topic
Business
Local and regional
Politics
U.S. History, 2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Michel L. Daley
Object number
2013.116.1-.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5aa9499fe-45a5-4673-91ce-de6a4b1b3b14

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