2012-S Proof Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar

Proof Chester Arthur Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are special collectible versions of the standard circulating coin.

2012-S Proof Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar
2012-S Proof Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar

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 Chester Arthur Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin 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.

Chester Arthur’s Background:

Chester Arthur assumed the Presidency in October 1881, succeeding James Garfield after his assassination. He served as vice president for only six months before that and had previously worked as the Collector of the Port of New York. Throughout his presidential tenure, he championed civil service reform.

“Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.”

Chester Arthur, 21st President of the United States
  • Born: October 5, 1829, Fairfield, VT
  • Spouse: No spouse while in office
  • Served: 1881-1885
  • Died: November 18, 1886, New York, NY

Coin Specifications:

  • 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

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