Friday, June 20, 2008

Dollar Days

Do you have a dollar coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

While I've been good about collecting the statehood quarters it has been more difficult to collect the presidential dollars. Why? Simple they're dollars. I only get them in change when I buy Metrocards with large bills.

Another reason is because the get so ugly so quick. Even though they adjust the washing and minting process a little they still do not hold up well.

In the past week I got my hands on a few and kept only those I don't already have.


All the reverses are the same so I only needed to show it once. The John Quincy Adams and the Thomas Jefferson dollars have the edge lettering facing up or normal when the president's bust is on top.

The James Monroe dollar has the edge lettering upside down when the president's face is up.

This is not an error. The edge lettering was never meant to face any particular direction. The explanation giving by the mint is that when the coin gets the edge lettering it is thrown in randomly either face up or down. It is not even considered a variety by most collectors since it was done on purpose. Plus the normal or upside down version run about 50%-50%.

Here is the schedule for public release courtesy of the U.S. Mint website.

Presidential Dollar Coin Release Schedule
Year President Years Served Release Date
2007 1 George Washington 1789-1797 February 15
2 John Adams 1797-1801 May 17
3 Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 August 16
4 James Madison 1809-1817 November 15
2008 5 James Monroe 1817-1825 February 14
6 John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 May 15
7 Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 August 14
8 Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 November 13


Here's the stats but be aware all mintage's are estimated and it may takes years to get an accurate count...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar-John Quincy Adams/United States
Year: 2008 P (Edge normal)
Mintage: 57,540,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in G-4
Type/Country: 1 Dollar-Thomas Jefferson/United States
Year: 2007 P (Edge normal)
Mintage: 100,800,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in F-12

Type/Country: 1 Dollar-James Monroe/United States
Year: 2008 P (Edge upside-down)
Mintage: 84,560,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in F-12


Do you have a presidential coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

12 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Coin Collecting said...

Nice summary of the Pres Dollars. I still haven't received one in change, although I have been diligently spending them from rolls obtained from the bank.

Man said...

Thanks I'm not bank roll person but I applaud your efforts to put them out there. You must have some great stories of troubles trying to spend these coins.

maude said...

I have a Canadian 1 cent coin from 1943. It says GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP: It has a man's picture on it. Could you tell me how much it's worth?

Man said...

Canadian 1 cent coin from 1943

About $0.10 in very-good.

maude said...

thanks

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Anonymous said...

i have a united states of america.1 dollar coin of andrew jackson dated 1829 till 1837.can you give me the value please.thank you for your comprehension.

Man said...

united states of america.1 dollar coin of andrew jackson dated 1829 till 1837

Just $1.00

Anonymous said...

I have a U.S. one dollar coin dated 1882.
I also have a $10.00 dollar bill in good shape with Hamilton silhouette showing through the back. Any value?

Man said...

U.S. one dollar coin dated 1882 about $24.00

$10.00 dollar bill in good shape with Hamilton silhouette showing through the back
Slight Offset Transfer Error in circulated condition it adds no extra value.

deanna herrmann said...

1889 s mint mark $1 coin value

Man said...

About $45.00