Proof John Tyler 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 Tyler Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2009 Proof Set, and the 2009 Silver Proof Set, issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins.
The date, mint mark, and the motto “E Pluribus Unum” 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 Tyler’s Background:
John Tyler was the vice president under President William Henry Harrison. After only 30 days, Harrison died in office and Tyler assumed the presidency. He set an important precedent by assuming all of the responsibilities and powers of the office.
“Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.”John Tyler, 10th President of the United States
- Born: March 29, 1790, Greenway Plantation, Charles City, VA
- Spouse: Letitia Tyler, Julia Tyler
- Served: 1841-1845
- Died: January 18, 1862, Richmond, VA
- 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: 2,809,452