Richard Nixon Proof Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are collectible versions of the circulating coins.
These proof coins were offered in a 2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set with three coins, 2016 US Proof Set and 2016 US Silver Proof Set and as individual Proof coins. These products were available directly from the US Mint.
The date and mint mark are located on the edge inscription of the coin.
Sales of the 2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Sets reached 231,549 sold.
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: Lettered
- Composition: 77% copper, 12% zinc, .070 manganese, .040 nickel
- Proof Mintage: 1,196,582
Richard Nixon Background:
The high point of his presidency was ending the war in Vietnam, improving relations with the USSR and opening trade with China. After that, things went downhill as he became embroiled in the Watergate scandal and cover-up with dozens of his aides and cabinet members indicted. Nixon is the only president to resign to avoid impeachment proceedings.
Coinage issued during his tenure was all clad apart from 40% silver Kennedy half dollars. Also, the famous GSA sale of Carson City silver dollars began in 1972.
Notable quotes: “I am not a crook.” “I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.” “Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be peppy, always remember, others may hate you. Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”
- Born: January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, CA
- Spouse: Pat Nixon
- Died: April 22, 1994 in New York, NY