Andrew Jackson Proof Presidential Dollars are collectible versions of the circulating coins.
Proof coins are minted with sharp relief on treated and polished blanks. Coins typically have frosted raised design elements and mirrored backgrounds to produce a special cameo finish.
These proof coins are currently offered in a 2008 Presidential Dollar Coin Proof Set and 2008 US Proof Set. The coins will also be included in the 2008 US Silver Proof Set and as an individual proof option. These products are available directly from the US Mint.
The date and mint mark are located on the edge inscription of the coin. Special Proof Set packaging allows collectors to view the edges of the coins.
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: Lettered
- Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Andrew Jackson Quote:
“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.”
- Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaw, SC
- Spouse: No spouse while in office
- Died: June 8, 1845, Hermitage, TN