James Monroe Presidential $1 Coins Enter Circulation, Bags and Rolls for Sale

by CoinNews.net on February 14, 2008 · 5 comments

James Monroe Presidential $1 Dollar Coins Enter Circulation, Bags and Rolls for SaleJames Monroe Presidential Dollars were ceremoniously launched yesterday at Ash Lawn-Highland, the estate of the President Monroe.

Today at 12:00 noon (ET), Bags and Rolls of new $1 coins went on sale through the United States Mint and the dollar coins officially entered circulation through banks.

Finding presidential $1 coins in circulation or in banks has proven to be a difficult task in many areas of the U.S. and, although a premium is paid, many coin collectors purchase the coins directly from the United States Mint.

The Mint offers the presidential $1 coins in 250-coin bags and 25-coin rolls that may be purchased with either the Philadelphia, “P”, or Denver, “D”, mint mark.

2008 James Monroe $1 Bags and Rolls

  • 25-Coin Roll, Philadelphia for $35.95
  • 25-Coin Roll, Denver for $35.95
  • 250-Coin Bag, Philadelphia for $319.95
  • 250-Coin Bag, Denver for $319.95

Later this year, Presidential $1 Coins will be released honoring

  • John Quincy Adams on May 15
  • Andrew Jackson on Aug. 14
  • and Martin Van Buren on Nov. 13

The first four Presidential Dollars issued in 2007 had the image of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Ordering Information

Presidential Dollars may be ordered through the U.S. Mint page:

Presidential $1 Coin Bags and Rolls

Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may place orders and inquiries through TTY at 1-888-321-MINT (6468), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

jo February 27, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Where is the Monroe dollar being distributed in Florida?

I got all my others from My bank – They do not have these? Why?

Maggie October 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I found one on the ground where I work. I had no clue what it was and had to come on here to see. I work at Northrop Grumman and it was way in a parking lot.

Tennessee February 13, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Same here Maggie I found one on the street today in NYC and had to come here to see if it in fact was real. what happened to the $1 dollar gold coin with the Native American Indian on it ? the Susan B. Anthony that came out in 1979 never worked because it was too much like a quarter.

I feel lucky now !

Nic April 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I was at Washington D.C. National Zoo when I bought a refrigerator magnet I got one back instead of a one dollar bill. I thought it was really interesting.

Paul Van Camp August 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Q: Is there any information that the J. Monroe dollars were said to have the most errors in the $1.00 presidential coin program?

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