Proof Theodore Roosevelt 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 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2013 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2013 Proof Set, and the 2013 Silver Proof Set issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were offered in the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set and sold as individual coins. The sales of the 2013 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets increased from 2012 to 266,677.
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.
Theodore Roosevelt’s Background:
Before becoming President, Theodore Roosevelt held various offices at the city, state, and federal levels including Assistant Secretary of the Navy and the Governor of New York. He was nominated as Vice President for the second term of William McKinley.
Roosevelt became President upon McKinley’s assassination in 1901 and was later reelected for a second term. During his presidency, he personally commissioned sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens to redesign the $10 and $20 gold coins, which marked the start of the Renaissance era of American coinage. Roosevelt is widely regarded as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents with notable accomplishments including trust busting, conservationism, and his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.”Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
- Born: October, 27, 1858, New York, NY
- Spouse: Edith Roosevelt
- Served: 1901-1909
- Died: January 6, 1919, Cove Neck, NY
- 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: 1,503,943