Proof Thomas Jefferson 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 Thomas Jefferson 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.
Thomas Jefferson’s Background:
Prior to becoming president, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. During his term, he doubled the size of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase and commissioned Lewis & Clark to explore the new territories.
“The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
- Born: April 13, 1743, Shadwell, VA
- Spouse: No spouse while in office
- Served: 1801-1809
- Died: July 4, 1826, Monticello, 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