The Presidential $1 Coin Program

The word “dollar” comes from the German word “Thaler,” a large silver German coin. The dollar was one of the first silver coins made, in 1794. Since then the dollar coin has been minted periodically with different versions of Liberty and other individuals on the obverse, including those of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1971-1978), suffragist Susan B. Anthony (1979-1981, 1999), and Sacagawea in 2000. The Presidential $1 Coin Program launched in 2007.

About the Presidential $1 Coin Program

The United States honored our Nation’s Presidents by issuing $1 coins featuring their images in the order that they served. The Program began in 2007 with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison.

(Note: In December 2011, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner directed that the United States Mint suspend minting and issuing circulating Presidential $1 Coins. Regular circulating demand for the coins will be met through the Federal Reserve Bank’s existing inventory of circulating coins minted prior to 2012.

The Presidential $1 Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) seeks to revitalize the design of United States coins and return circulating coinage to its position as an object of aesthetic beauty in its own right. Accordingly, the Presidential $1 Coins feature larger,more dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark.

The United States Mint minted and issued four Presidential $1 Coins per year, each with a common reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. The composition of the Presidential $1 Coins is identical to that of the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea and the Native American $1 Coins.

Presidential $1 Coins

2007

  1. George Washington (1789-1797)
  2. John Adams (1797-1801)
  3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
  4. James Madison (1809-1817)

2008

  1. James Monroe (1817-1825)
  2. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
  3. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
  4. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

2009

  1. William Henry Harrison (1841)
  2. John Tyler (1841-1845)
  3. James K. Polk (1845-1849)
  4. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

2010

  1. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
  2. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
  3. James Buchanan (1857-1861)
  4. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

2011

  1. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
  2. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
  3. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
  4. James Garfield (1881)

2012

  1. Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)
  2. Grover Cleveland (1st term)(1885-1889)
  3. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
  4. Grover Cleveland (2nd term)(1893-1897)

2013

  1. William McKinley (1897-1901)
  2. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
  3. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
  4. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

2014

  1. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
  2. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
  3. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
  4. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

2015

  1. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  3. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  4. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

2016

  1. Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)
  2. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
  3. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

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