Proof John Quincy 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 Quincy Adams 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.
John Quincy Adams’ Background:
John Quincy Adams was the son of the second President John Adams. During his presidency, he proposed a system of roads and canals to increase trade in the United States. He served one term as the 6th President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, after which he served nine terms in the House of Representatives.
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States
- Born: July 11, 1767, Braintree, MA
- Spouse: Louisa Adams
- Served: 1825-1829
- Died: February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.
- 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