Ronald Reagan 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.
On October 11, 2016, the US Mint offered a Reagan Presidential Coin and Chronicles set with a production limit of 150,000 units — much higher than that for prior sets – which included the 2016 Reagan Reverse Proof $1 coin, a Proof American Silver Eagle instead of a silver medal and other items and was priced at $68.95. First-day sales were just 21,000 sets, and the product failed to achieve a sell-out reaching a total of 47,447 sets 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
- Reverse Proof Mintage: 47,447
Ronald Reagan Background:
He is remembered for being a very popular president who increased the defense budget and cut taxes. He also changed his approach to the USSR in his second term, beginning historic talks with Soviet leader Gorbachev on arms control and other issues, but his term was harmed by the Iran Contra scandal.
In coinage, two major events occurred. First, the commemorative coin program was relaunched for the first time since 1954 with the 1982 Washington half dollar. Second, the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle programs were both launched.
Notable quotes: “Mr. Gorbachev, please tear down that wall.” “In a world wracked by hatred, economic crisis and political tension, America remains mankind’s best hope.” “People don’t start wars, governments do.”
- Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, IL
- Spouse: Nancy Reagan
- Died: June 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA
Related: 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar