Know Your Presidential Dollar Coins Value

Want to know about Presidential Dollar coins value? Do you have a few Presidential coins laying around, and you’re considering selling? Maybe you need ideas for your next addition to the collection. Look no further than the Presidential Dollar coin.

The Presidential Coin Program

The Presidential Coin Program, more formally known as The Presidential $1 Coin Act (Public Law 109-145), was signed into law on the 22nd of December in 2005 by former President George W. Bush. 

The program laid out guidelines for issuing four exceptional one-dollar silver coins every year.

Not just any silver coins, of course; these were the presidential dollar coins. 

The United States Mint was instructed to start with the very first president, George Washington, in January of 2007 and continue up the line in the order that each president served in the White House.

Another rule was that the former president would be deceased for at least two years before the proposed issuing date.

roosevelt presidential coins

The Federal Reserve Bank

The program ran from 2007 until 2016, with a slight change in 2011. Former Secretary of the Treasury

Timothy F. Geithner declared the U.S. Mint stop minting and circulating the presidential coins and hand the baton over to the Federal Reserve Bank. 

This was due to a decline in public popularity and huge stockpiles accumulated in Federal Reserve vaults.

The stockpiles were so large over $1.4 billion worth of Presidential dollar coins were held. The Treasury Department ruled that halting the coin production would save taxpayers $50 million per year.

As a result, from 2012 to the end of the program in 2016, a small number of new coins in the series were minted primarily for coin collectors only. 

Presidential Dollar Coins Value

As far as Numismatic products go, the presidential coins have become more appreciated and valued as time goes by, and the trend looks likely to continue.

lincoln presidential coin

The Design of United States Coins

The program’s goal was to drastically improve the design of the $1 coin and create aesthetically beautiful coins that would both honor the former presidents and regenerate interest in coins as beautiful collectibles. 

The Presidential $1 Coins were aesthetically different from other $1 coins in the following ways:

  • An engraving of the president on the front and The Statue of Liberty on the back. 
  • Year of minting, the mint mark, thirteen stars, edge inscriptions of the motto In God We Trust, and the legend E Pluribus Unum, at the edge of the coin (In 2009 In God We Trust was moved to the obverse)
  • Larger, more dramatic artwork
  • A composition identical to the Sacagawea Dollar and the Native American $1 Coins

Coin Market Value

The Presidential dollar series coins were made by the millions and didn’t circulate much, both of which mean they are in good supply and are not particularly rare.

For the most part, prices are at FV (Face Value), although there are a few exceptions, which we’ll see shortly. 

Rare Presidential Dollar Coins Value

Three coins are more valuable than the rest, and as usual in the coin collectible market, this is because of errors on the coins, making them unique.

However, it is essential to note that these are often counterfeited, so be sure to do your homework and get a professional to evaluate before you pay a dealer. 

  • 2007 Washington: Missing edge lettering, valued at $7,000 – $10,000
  • 2007 J Adams: Missing edge lettering
  • 2007-P J Adams: Double edge lettering

Proof specimens are valued at $8 – $10 per coin.

kennedy presidential coin

Mint Marks

The mint marks also differentiate the various coins, with three mints being used to produce the coins. The first letter of the City in which it was minted is marked on the coin’s edge. 

  • Philadelphia Mint (P)
  • Denver Mint (D)
  • San Francisco Mint (S) 

Uncirculated Coin Price List

We’ve included a comprehensive list of the Presidential $1 Coins and their values here. However, please do note the following regarding this list:

  • Only uncirculated coins are included – Circulated coins are either valued at their Face Value ($1) or have prices that are not clear and should be evaluated. 
  • If there is no price in the ‘sell’ column; it can be assumed that Face Value applies. 
  • As described earlier, the code that comes after the name on most of these coins is the mintmark.
  • ‘Buy’ refers to the dealer price if you are looking to purchase the coin, and ‘Sell’ refers to the price you can expect a dealer to give you should you be looking to sell.

Incredible Facts About Presidential Coins

Presidential Dollar Rolls

Collectors enjoy gathering Presidential Dollars is to buy them by the roll. The Presidential Dollar Rolls include 25 coins per roll, with all coins featuring the same president.

B.U. Rolls, otherwise known as Brilliant Uncirculated Rolls, are minted at the Philadelphia and Denver mints.

You can purchase unopened rolls directly from the mint, at a bank or certain financial institutions, or coin shops and online stores.

The US Mint also sells Presidential Dollar bags, including 250 coins per bag in circulation quality.

jackson presidential coin

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Presidential Dollar Coins Value

This video gives an excellent summary of the Presidential Dollar Coins and what to watch out for when collecting the most valuable coins.

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