Proof Millard Fillmore 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 Millard Fillmore 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.
Millard Fillmore’s Background:
After briefly practicing law, Millard Fillmore entered politics and served as an assemblyman in the state of New York. He went on to be elected to the House of Representatives, where he would chair the Committee on Ways and Means. Later, he served as vice president under Zachary Taylor and assumed the presidency following Taylor’s death in 1850. He would serve as president for the remainder of the term until 1853 and make two unsuccessful bids for reelection.
“The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of the country is not for public trust.”Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States
- Born: January 7, 1800, Summer Hill, NY
- Spouse: Caroline Fillmore, Abigail Filmore
- Served: 1850-1853
- Died: March 8, 1874, Buffalo, NY
- 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