Presidential Dollar Coins: Little-Known Facts

The Presidential Dollar Program has been around since early 2007. The U.S Mint has been producing one dollar coins -- each with the face of one of our former presidents. Four coins are to come out each year until all former presidents (non-living) have been minted on these new dollar coins. Here's more about these interesting dollar coins, plus info about the related First Spouse Coin Program...

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More About U.S. President Dollar Coins

  • These coins are identical to the size and weight of the $1 Sacagawea coin.
  • The front of these new dollar coins will of course depict a former president of the U.S. along with their years they served in office.
  • All of the Presidential Dollar Coins will share a same reverse that depicts a view of The Statue of Liberty and reads United States of America.
  • Only one depiction for each president will be made -- no matter how many terms they served -- with the sole exception of Grover Cleveland, who will receive a different depiction on 2 separate coins since he served 2 non-consecutive terms.
  • * These one dollar coins also contain the date, motto, and mintmark, but not where you're probably used to seeing them on coins. These new dollar coins have those markings on the edge of the coin.

Good News: If you happened to grab up some of these dollar coins when they first came out in 2007, then you may want to examine those edges.

Washington and John Adams were the first 2 to come out and there was an error on some of those coins. They didn't receive the lettering on the edge -- known as the plain edge presidential dollar. If you're lucky enough to have obtained one of these (there are quite a few), they have been known to sell on eBay for $100 or more.

Beware of rip-offs!... Guide To Collecting The George Washington Presidential Dollar Coin.

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All $1 President Coins


The following list shows of all the presidents with the years they served in office and the date they are scheduled to be released as a one dollar coin by the U.S. Mint:

  • Feb 15, 2007 1. George Washington, 1789-1797
  • May 17, 2007 2. John Adams, 1797-1801
  • Aug 16, 2007 3. Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809
  • Nov 15, 2007 4. James Madison, 1809-1817
  • Feb 14, 2008 5. James Monroe, 1817-1825
  • May 15, 2008 6. John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829
  • Aug 14, 2008 7. Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837
  • Nov 13, 2008 8. Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841
  • 2009 9. William Henry Harrison, 1841
  • 2009 10. John Tyler, 1841-1845
  • 2009 11. James K. Polk, 1845-1849
  • 2009 12. Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850
  • 2010 13. Milliard Fillmore, 1850-1853
  • 2010 14. Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857
  • 2010 15. James Buchanan, 1857-1861
  • 2010 16. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865
  • 2011 17. Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869
  • 2011 18. Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877
  • 2011 19. Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881
  • 2011 20. James A. Garfield, 1881
  • 2012 21. Chester A, Arthur, 1881-1885
  • 2012 22. Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889
  • 2012 23. Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893
  • 2012 24. Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897
  • 2013 25. William McKinley, 1897-1901
  • 2013 26. Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909
  • 2013 27. William H. Taft, 1909-1913
  • 2013 28. Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921
  • 2014 29. Warren G. Harding, 1921-1923
  • 2014 30. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929
  • 2014 31. Herbert C. Hoover, 1929-1933
  • 2014 32. Franklin D. Roosevelt,1933-1945
  • 2015 33. Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953
  • 2015 34. Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-1961
  • 2015 35. John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963
  • 2015 36. Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969
  • 2016 37. Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1974
  • 2016 38. Gerald R. Ford, 1974-1977
  • 2016 39. James E. Carter, Jr., 1977-1981
  • 2016 40. Ronald W. Reagan, 1981-1989
  • 2017 41. George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993
  • 2017 42. William J. Clinton, 1993-2001
  • 2017 43. George W. Bush, 2001-

Presidential Dollar Coins

Collecting Presidential Dollar Coins

presidential-dollar-coin-album.jpgIf you are collecting all of the Presidential Dollar Coins, you might want to consider a nice folder or album to place your one dollar coins in for safe keeping.

You can find Presidential Dollar Coins at any bank, if you ask for them. What many people do not know however, is that the U.S. Mint is also producing another similar set of coins that are running concurrent with the Presidential Dollars.

First Spouse Coin Program

The other presidential coin set is called the First Spouse Program. You probably will not find these at most banks however. Spouse Coins are $10 coins made with 1/2 oz. of pure .9999 gold each.

The front (obverse) of these Spouse Coins bear a portrait of the First Spouse and the back (reverse) is unique for each one, depicting images from that spouse's life and work.

Release dates for the First Spouse Coins are concurrent with their respective husband's release date for the Presidential Coin Program.

There were a few presidents that served terms without a First Spouse, such as Andrew Jackson. During the time his coin is released the coin for the First Spouse Program will depict an image of Lady Liberty and the reverse will contain depictions from President Jackson's life.

Presidential Dollar Coins
Presidential Dollar Coins

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