Proof Rutherford B. Hayes 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 Rutherford B. Hayes 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.
Rutherford B. Hayes Background:
Prior to becoming president, Rutherford B. Hayes had fought in the American Civil War, where he was wounded five times and acquired a reputation for bravery in combat. He would be elected to the House of Representatives by a wide majority and also serve as the governor of Ohio for three terms. Even though he lost the popular vote, he was elected 19th president of the United States by the Electoral College. He announced in advance that he only intended to serve a single term.
“It is now true that this is God’s country if equal rights—a fair start and an equal chance at the race of life—are everywhere secured to all.”Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States
- Born: October 4, 1822, Delaware, OH
- Spouse: Lucy Hayes
- Served: 1877-1881
- Died: January 17, 1893, Freemont, OH
- 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