Proof William McKinley Proof 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 William McKinley 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 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.
William McKinley’s Background:
William McKinley served in Congress for 14 years and then served two terms as the Governor of Ohio before winning the presidential election. He served one full term and was re-elected for a second, which was cut short when McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist. His Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, would assume the Presidency.
“That’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime—to set an example—and when he is dead, be an inspiration for history.”William McKinley, 25th President of the United States
- Born: January 9, 1843, Niles, OH
- Spouse: Ida McKinley
- Served: 1897-1901
- Died: September 14, 1901, Buffalo, 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: 1,488,798