Proof Benjamin Harrison 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 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2012 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2012 Proof Set, and the 2012 Silver Proof Set issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins. The sales of the 2012 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets plummeted to a mere 249,265, marking another record low for the series.
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.
Benjamin Harrison’s Background:
Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, who famously served for only thirty days. Harrison spent his professional life as a lawyer prior to serving in the Senate. In the 1888 Presidential election, he lost the popular vote, but won the electoral college, becoming the 23rd President of the United States.
“We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States
- Born: August 20, 1833, North Bend, OH
- Spouse: Caroline Harrison
- Served: 1889-1893
- Died: March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, IN
- 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: 1,438,743