Proof Herbert Hoover 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 Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2014 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2014 Proof Set, and the 2014 Silver Proof Set issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins. Unfortunately, the sales for the 2014 Proof Presidential Dollar Set reached another low of 218,976.
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.
Herbert Hoover’s Background:
Before becoming President, Herbert Hoover held government positions as a public administrator, food relief coordinator, and secretary of commerce under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. He was nominated for President in 1928 and won with 58% of the popular vote. Throughout his term as President, he grappled with the impacts of the Great Depression and lost his bid for reelection by a wide margin. Most circulating coins saw their mintage sharply reduced due to the economic struggles of the Great Depression. However the 1932 Washington Quarter debuted during Hoover’s tenure in 1932.
“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States
- Born: August 10, 1874, West Branch, IA
- Spouse: Lou Hoover
- Served: 1929-1933
- Died: October 20, 1974, New York, 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: 1,373,569