Proof Harry S. Truman 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 Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2015 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2015 Proof Set, and the 2015 Silver Proof Set issued directly by the U.S. Mint. They were also sold as individual coins. Sales for the 2015 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets increased from the year prior to 222,068 units sold.
Additionally, they were offered in the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set, which included the first-ever Reverse Proof modern clad dollar coin, the first coin of this type in the Presidential Dollar series. The sets were limited to 17,000 units and sold out within hours, quickly seeing their secondary market value go from its issue price of $57.95 to over $150. Today, the sets are worth over $250.
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.
Harry S. Truman’s Background:
Before becoming President, Harry S. Truman was elected county court judge, served two terms in the U.S. Senate, and was elected vice president for the fourth term of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency. After Roosevelt’s sudden death, he succeeded the presidency and would also be elected for a second term. During his presidency, Truman experienced many significant events, such as the end of World War II and the establishment of the United Nations. He also implemented the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan to contain the spread of communism during the early years of the Cold War.
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States
- Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, MO
- Spouse: Bess Truman
- Served: 1945-1953
- Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, MO
- 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
- Proof Mintage: 1,272,232
- Reverse Proof Mintage: 16,812