Proof Andrew Jackson 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 Andrew Jackson Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2008 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2008 Proof Set, and the 2008 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.
Andrew Jackson’s Background:
Andrew Jackson was a national hero due to his service in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 before becoming president. As president, he worked to strengthen the executive branch of the government, vetoing more bills than the prior six presidents combined. He helped reshape American politics and left a lasting impact on the nation’s political landscape with the foundation of the Democratic Party.
“Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President.”Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States
- Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaw, SC
- Spouse: No spouse while in office
- Served: 1829-1837
- Died: June 8, 1845, Hermitage, TN
- 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: 3,083,940