Proof Lyndon B. Johnson 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 Lyndon B. Johnson 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.
In addition, on October 27, 2015, the Mint offered a 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Coin and Chronicles Set that included a Reverse Proof version of the coin. The sets were also limited to 25,000 units and sold out within several hours.
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.
Lyndon B. Johnson’s Background:
LBJ, who became president when he was serving as Kennedy’s Vice President and JFK was killed, is mainly remembered for his Great Society programs including the establishment of Medicare and for desegregation, but he is also known for expanding the war in Vietnam that was not going well.
Lyndon B. Johnson, or “LBJ,” served six years in the House of Representatives, followed by twelve years in the Senate. He became the vice president under John F. Kennedy and succeeded the presidency after Kennedy’s assassination. After completing Kennedy’s term, he was elected President of the United States in his own right in the 1964 election.
During his presidency, he enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He also launched the “War on Poverty” by establishing programs like Medicare and Medicaid. However, his presidency is overshadowed by the Vietnam War, which escalated during his time in office, leaving a mixed view of his legacy.
“If the government is to serve any purpose, it is to do for others what they are unable to do for themselves.”Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States
- Born: August 27, 1908, Stonewall, TX
- Spouse: Lady Bird Johnson
- Served: 1963-1969
- Died: January 22, 1973, Johnson City, TX
- 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: 23,905