Proof Gerald R. Ford 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 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2016 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2016 Proof Set, and the 2016 Silver Proof Set issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins. Sales for the 2016 Proof Presidential Dollar Set increased from the previous year, reaching 231,549.
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.
Gerald R. Ford’s Background:
Gerald R. Ford grew up in Nebraska before attending the University of Michigan and Yale University, where he earned a law degree and later coached the football team. After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Ford served in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1973. He was then appointed vice president and assumed the presidency following Richard Nixon’s resignation. After assuming the presidency, Ford made the controversial decision to grant Nixon a full pardon. Ford also faced the challenge of healing a divided nation following the Watergate scandal and grappled with economic challenges, including inflation and the 1975 recession.
“Never be satisfied with less that your very best effort. If you strive for the top and miss, you’ll still beat the pack.”Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States
- Born: July 14, 1913, Omaha, NE
- Spouse: Betty Ford
- Served: 1974-1977
- Died: December 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, CA
- 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: 1,196,582