Martin Van Buren Proof Presidential Dollars are collectible versions of the circulating coins.
Proof coins are specially minted with sharp relief on polished and treated blanks. Coins have frosted raised design elements and mirrored backgrounds to produce a beautiful cameo effect.
These proof coins are currently offered in a 2008 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and 2008 US Proof Set. The coins will also be included in the 2008 US Silver Proof Set and as individual proof coins. These products are available directly from the US Mint.
The date and mint mark are located on the edge inscription of the coin. Special packaging was created for proof sets so that collectors can 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
Martin Van Buren Quote:
“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.”
- Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, NY
- Spouse: No spouse while in office
- Died: July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, NY