New U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Dollar Coin Products for May

by on May 7, 2008 · 5 comments

US Mint Presidential $1 Coin Products in MayThe United States Mint has announced the upcoming arrival of new Presidential $1 dollar coin products in May.

For some collectors, the announced offerings may come as a bit of a surprise since the Mint is pushing out an additional product as well as the next scheduled coin honoring U.S. Presidents.

They have, in fact, extended their Presidential product line and are spotlighting already released coins in new ways.

Presidential $1 Coin Historical Signature Set™

The U.S. Mint had somewhat quietly released a new collection in April called the Presidential $1 Coin Historical Signature Set. It featured George Washington.

John Adams Presidential $1 Coin Historical Signature SetThe mint has been more public with their latest announcement of the second collection set, which celebrates the second President, John Adams. On Tuesday, May 13, the collection goes on sale. It features:

  • A proof of the John Adams Presidential $1 Coin,
  • an intaglio print of the President from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP),
  • the official signature of John Adams and
  • a leather-like folder showcasing the coin, print and signature

The proof coin is brilliant, with a sharp relief and mirror-like background. The frosted foreground gives a special cameo effect. As a side note, the BEP is responsible for printing U.S. currency.

John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 coin to enter into circulation

John Quincy Adams $1 dollar coins and bagsOn Thursday, May 15, John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coin officially enter into circulation.

The coin is the sixth presidential dollar in the presidential coin series and the second for release in 2008.

At noon (ET) of the same day, the United States Mint will offer the Presidential $1 coins in 250-coin bags and 25-coin rolls.

Each may be purchased with coins minted from either Philadelphia or Denver.

2008 John Quincy Adams $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

Presidential coin information and order page

All Presidential products by the U.S. Mint may be found at:

Presidential $1 Coin Products

Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

todd August 27, 2008 at 6:08 pm

What would the chance’s be, buying a washington $1 250 coin bag right now and finding an error.

Bonaparte September 22, 2008 at 10:46 pm


In Canada they have $1 and $2 which is great as you can buy lunch with your change.

I think they look great and I use them everywhere I can with the help of a little change-holder called Portsou that I picked up online.

Check it out Go dollar!!!

Sara Joiner Eubanks June 25, 2010 at 1:12 am

25 June 2010
Yesterday I received a call from a coin company offering the John Quincy Adams error coin, PCGS MS65, for $2,950.00. This coin is supposedly missing the date, mint mark, E Pluribus Unum and In God We Trust. I was also told it’s the first coin series ever to be struck without a year date, and that only 1,155 of a total 115,260,000 John Quincy Adams coins are known to have these rare errors.
I have done research on this and haven’t been able to find anything to confirm this particular coin, so I was wondering if you could let me know if it actually exists. If it does, would it be worth a value anywhere close to what they’re saying?
I appreciate any help you can provide.

Cathy Thomas September 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I happen to have the same exact coin Sara Joiner Eubanks explains. It does not have the date, mint mark, E Pluribus Unum and in God We Trust. I am researching this now. Did you come up with any answers?

Cathy Thomas

Sara Joiner Eubanks September 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Cathy, I haven’t heard anything from anyone about my question. If I were you, I would take the coin to a reputable dealer and see what he/she says. Good luck. Let me know what you find out. Maybe it really is a rare coin that’s worth quite a bit.

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