Proof Martin Van Buren 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 Martin Van Buren 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.
Martin Van Buren’s Background:
Martin Van Buren was a president of two important firsts. He was the first president from New York, and the first president born as an American Citizen. Before being elected President, he served as governor of New York, Senator, Secretary of State, and Vice President.
“All the lessons of history and experience must be lost upon us if we are content to trust alone to the peculiar advantages we happen to possess.”Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States
- Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, NY
- Spouse: No spouse while in office
- Served: 1837-1841
- Died: July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, NY
- 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