Ulysses Grant Proof Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are collectible versions of the circulating coins.
These proof coins were offered in a 2011 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set, 2011 US Proof Set and 2011 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: 1,972,863
Ulysses Grant Background:
He rose through the ranks of the military quickly during the Civil War, and was appointed General-in-Chief by Lincoln in 1864 after which he led the Union troops to victory over the Confederacy in 1865.
In office he continued reconstruction but allowed himself to be manipulated by others, including some men who were engaged in a scheme to corner the market in gold.
Notable quotes: “I have never advocated war as a means of peace.” “My failures have been errors of judgement not of intent.
- Born: April 27, 1822 in Pleasant Point, OH
- Spouse: Julia Dent Grant
- Died: July 23, 1885 in Ulysses Grant Cottage in Gansevoort, NY