Proof Zachary Taylor 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 Zachary Taylor 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.
Zachary Taylor’s Background:
Zachary Taylor became president after a long army career during which he served in many remote outposts and led forces to victory in the Mexican-American War. He only served 16 months in office before he became ill and died. He was the second president to die in office, the first being William Henry Harrison.
“For more than half a century during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, the Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet it still remains the proudest monument to their memory.”Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States
- Born: November 24, 1784, Orange County, VA
- Spouse: Margaret Taylor
- Served: 1849-1850
- Died: July 9, 1850, 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: 2,809,452