James Buchanan Proof Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are collectible versions of the circulating coins.
These proof coins were offered in a 2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set, 2010 US Proof Set and 2010 US Silver Proof Set and as individual Proof coins. These products were available directly from the US Mint.
The date and mint mark are located on the edge inscription of the coin.
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: Lettered
- Composition: 77% copper, 12% zinc, .070 manganese, .040 nickel
- Proof Mintage: 2,224,827
James Buchanan Background:
Widely viewed as the worse president ever, Buchanan is also the only one ever elected from Pennsylvania and the only one to remain a lifelong bachelor. He failed to grasp how deeply the country was splintering over slavery.
“There is nothing stable but heaven and the Constitution.”
- Born: April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, PA
- Spouse: none
- Died: June 1, 1868 in Lancaster, pPA