Proof John Adams 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 John Adams 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.
John Adams’ Background:
John Adams was one of the earliest and most vocal advocates of colonial independence. He served on both the First and Second Continental Congress and for eight years as George Washington’s vice president. During his presidency, Adams helped alleviate tensions with France during the XYZ Affair.
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”John Adams, 2nd President of the United States
- Born: October 30, 1735, Braintree, Norfolk, MA
- Spouse: Abigail Adams
- Served: 1797-1801
- Died: July 4, 1826, Braintree, Norfolk, MA
- 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