Proof Franklin Pierce 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 Franklin Pierce Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2010 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2010 Proof Set, and the 2010 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.
Franklin Pierce’s Background:
Before becoming the president, Franklin Pierce had been elected to the New Hampshire legislature and served in the House of Representatives and Senate. During his single term in office, he negotiated the purchase of what would become Arizona and New Mexico. He also passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which replaced the Compromise of 1850 with the concept of “popular sovereignty.”
“We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all relations.”Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States
- Born: November 3, 1804, Hillsborough, NH
- Spouse: Jane Pierce
- Served: 1853-1857
- Died: October 8, 1869, Concord, NH
- 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: 2,224,613