Proof George Washington Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are special collectible versions of the standard circulating coin.
The United States Mint creates specially minted Proof coins with a sharp relief on polished and treated blanks. These coins have frosted raised design elements and mirrored background, which results in a striking cameo effect.
Proof George Washington Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2007 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2007 Proof Set, and the 2007 Silver Proof Set, issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins.
The date, mint mark, and the motto “In God We Trust” are located on the edge inscription of the coin. The Mint also created special packaging for Proof Sets so that collectors can view the edges of the coins.
George Washington’s Background:
George Washington was the General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War before he was unanimously elected as the first President of the United States. He played a pivotal role in the nation’s founding and shaped the early course of American history.
“When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.”George Washington, 1st President of the United States
- Born: February 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, VA
- Spouse: Martha Washington
- Served: 1789-1797
- Died: December 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA
- Denomination: $1.00
- Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: lettered
- Mintage: 3,965,989