Proof James Madison 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 James Madison 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.
James Madison’s Background:
James Madison was an important figure in determining the course of the early United States. With Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, he wrote the Federalist Papers, which advocated the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also helped secure passage of the Bill of Rights.
“Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad.”James Madison, 4th President of United States
- Born: March 16, 1751, Port Conway, King George, VA
- Spouse: Dolley Madison
- Served: 1809-1817
- Died: June 28, 1836, Montpelier, 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