Proof Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are special collectable 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 Woodrow Wilson 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.
Woodrow Wilson’s Background:
Woodrow Wilson had served as the president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey before being elected President. He served for two terms during which the Federal Reserve Act was passed and America entered into World War I. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his sponsorship of the League of Nations. During his tenure, the Mercury Dime—or Winged Head Dime—Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half Dollar all debuted in 1916.
“Some people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an Americana. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.”Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States
- Born: December 28, 1856, Staunton, VA
- Spouse: Ellen Wilson, Edith Wilson
- Served: 1913-1921
- Died: February 3, 1924, Wilson House, Washington, D.C.
- 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