2008 Presidential Dollar Proof Set Now Available from U.S. Mint

by CoinNews.net on January 31, 2008 · 1 comment

2008 Presidential $1 Dollar Coin Proof SetThe United States Mint has announced the sale of the 2008 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™. This is the second Presidential Dollar Proof Set since the program started in 2007 and includes four presidential coins honoring:

  • James Monroe
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • And Martin Van Buren

In regards to the 2008 Presidential Dollar Sets, the U.S. Mint states:

 

"The coins in the 2008 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set are proof versions of the general circulating $1 coins scheduled for release, beginning with the James Monroe Presidential $1 Coin in February.  These proof coins are struck multiple times with specially polished dies to create a brilliant, sharp relief and mirror-like background.  Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special “cameo” effect.  Each coin bears the “S” mint mark representing production at the United States Mint at San Francisco"

 

Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set price and order information

The set is on sale for $14.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. The Mint indicates there is no order limit on the quantity or number of sets and they can be purchased online through the Mint page:

2008 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set

The sets may also be ordered by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

Presidential coin release schedule

The presidential dollars are part of a multi-year program that was authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145) and features four new obverse designs annually. 

The 2008 release schedule for the circulating presidential $1 coins was announced late in 2007 – James Monroe on Feb. 14, John Quincy Adams on May 15, Andrew Jackson on Aug. 14, and Martin Van Buren on Nov. 13.

2008 Presidential $1 Coin Designs (United States Mint images)

Currently, the series is scheduled to go through at least year 2016. Here’s a chart of the order for each presidential coin and their release year:

Schedule and release order for each Presidential $1 Coin

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

 

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Walter Gruber April 30, 2009 at 6:42 am

Where can I purchase Andrew Jackson Historical Signature Set?

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