Proof Andrew Johnson 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 Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2011 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2011 Proof Set, and the 2011 Silver Proof Set, issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins. Unfortunately, sales of the Presidential Dollar Proof Sets reached a new low of 299,853 sets in 2011.
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.
Andrew Johnson’s Background:
Earlier in his life, Andrew Johnson had operated a tailor shop in Tennessee with his wife Eliza Johnson. He began to participate in debates and eventually entered politics, championing the common man and advocating a homestead bill. He would serve as a member of the House of Representatives and Senate. Later, he would be nominated for vice president, and assume the presidency following Abraham Lincoln’s.
“The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.”Andrew Johnson 17th President of the United States
- Born: December 29, 1808, Raleigh, NC
- Spouse: Eliza Johnson
- Served: 1865-1869
- Died: January 31, 1875, Elizabethton, TN
- 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: 1,972,863