Proof James Buchanan 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 James Buchanan 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.
James Buchanan’s Background:
Prior to his presidency, James Buchanan had a successful law career, served as a state legislator, and was elected to the House of Representatives and Senate. He was also the Secretary of State under President James K. Polk and the minister to Russia and Great Britain. Two days before his inauguration, the Supreme Court made the Dred Scott decision, which legalized slavery and propelled the nation to civil war.
“There is nothing stable but heaven and the Constitution.”James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States
- Born: April 23, 1791, Cove Gap, PA
- Spouse: No spouse while in office
- Served: 1857-1861
- Died: June 1, 1868, Lancaster, PA
- 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