John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Dollar Coins Launched into Circulation by United States Mint

by CoinNews.net on May 16, 2008 · 25 comments

John Quincy Adam portrait and coinsThe United States Mint launched John Quincy Adam $1 coins into circulation yesterday, May 15. The dollar coin marks the sixth released since the Presidential $1 Coin Program began in 2007, and the second for this year.

United States Mint Acting Deputy Director Dan Shaver commented,

 

"$1 coins are great for use in everyday transactions, and the John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coin is also an educational tool. As Americans use the coin in commerce, we hope it prompts them to learn about this President’s contributions to our great Nation.”

 

John Quincy Adam’s life was one of distinction and commitment to public service.

  • Harvard graduate and lawyer
  • Was married to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams
  • Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1802, and six years later President Madison appointed him Minister to Russia
  • Was James Monroe’s Secretary of State, arranging with England for the joint occupation of the Oregon country, and obtained from Spain the cession of the Floridas
  • Helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine

He continued his public service after his Presidency too.

  • He was the first President who was the son of a President (John Adams)
  • He was the sixth president, serving one term from 1825-1829
  • Served for 17 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, after his Presidency
  • Introduced many petitions to abolish slavery and the slave trade
  • Died on Feb. 23, 1848, two days after collapsing on the House floor from a stroke

The U.S. Mint reports that more than one billion Presidential coins have been produced to date.

Four coins honoring President Washington, John Adams, Jefferson and Madison were issued in 2007. James Monroe Presidential $1 coins were released into circulation in February.

Two more coins will follow this year — Andrew Jackson $1s will be released August 14 and Martin Van Buren $1s on November 13.

Presidential coins are not always easy to find or exchange even in banks. However, John Quincy Adam $1 coins may also be purchased directly from the Mint.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Troy August 31, 2008 at 9:33 am

I have a couple of rolls of John Qunicy Adams coin but they are silver and not gold! IS THIS RARE?

Thanks,Troy (Kentucky)

Brian September 11, 2008 at 4:28 am

I have a John Quincy Adams PRESIDENT $1 Dollor gold coin and I want to know what is the value of it in SOUTH AFRICAN RAND

Susan April 5, 2009 at 7:54 am

I have a $25 roll of John Quincy Adams dollar pieces. I didn’t break the roll…they are gold in color, and have the statue of liberty on the back with Adams’ face on the front. Can you give me information on these $1 pieces and how much they are worth?

Billy June 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This coin is not worth a penny. It does not say In God We Trust on it.

kyle June 9, 2009 at 5:28 pm

hey i got a gold john quincy adams coin and it has errors like a etra 6 on how much is worth

Alex July 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Billy your a liar it does say “in god we trust” righton the side…. look closer next time.

Lindsay December 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

SO how much are they worth I didn’t cetch on my Grandfather gives me two every time he stays with us!

quinn January 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

how much are they worth???

Lar Gand February 10, 2010 at 12:53 am

It’s worth $1

Munze February 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Sheesh!!! All you have to do is go to the Mint’s website and you can find out the coins are BRASS, not gold! Read and check facts, DON’T ASSUME.

Take a couple of seconds to calm down about finding a “gold” coin and ask yourselves: As stupid as the US government can be about coinage, does anyone think the Mint and Treasury are so totally boneheaded that they’d strike hundreds of millions of coins that would be worth about $250 each if they were real gold, and then put them into circulation at a buck apiece??

C. March 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm

In response to:

Billy June 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm
This coin is not worth a penny. It does not say In God We Trust on it.

Yes it does have “In God We Trust” on it — look around the edge of the coin.

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Dan April 5, 2011 at 11:31 am

I have a John Adams gold colored one dollar coin which does not include the mint date. could someone tell me the worth of this coin.

frank October 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Also billy,it says it right under the head on the front of the coin. If yours dos’nt you have a fake. Bummer for you.

JC January 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

In god we trust and the date 2007 is on the edge of the coin, not the front or the back.

christy February 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

It actually does say in god we trust but its on the outter rim…

Annie April 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

C. – The coin DOES say “In God we trust” and “e pluribus unum” along the outer edge of the coin. TAKE A LOOK!! I have never seen that done before, but it is there! The coin is worth one dollar, as it states on the back of the coin. $1.

lontrail June 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I have a gold one dollar John Quincy Adams coin dated from 1825 to 1829 with the in god we trust on it how much is it worth

fred June 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Lontrail, that’s when he was president not when the coin was made….. They didnt start makeing presidental 1 dollor coins until 2007

OuterSpaceGuy June 19, 2012 at 1:19 am

Hi all,

I just got a John Adams SILVER “golden $1″ coin as part of my change from a Valley Metro vending machine earlier today. Does the fact that this coin is SILVER colored make it any more special than all of my other golden dollars?

J. W. Wright September 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

I own a gold john quincy adams 6th president U.S.A.coin date1825-1829 is the value of it. the diarist.
Mr.wright

J. Foster September 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

Actually, the John Quincy Adams Dollar coin that is missing the “In God We Trust” on the front is going for about $350.00 on eBay right now. Just sold one last week and have one left.

Cainan December 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

@J.W. Wright Those were the years in which Adams was in office. It’s worth a dollar.

Gaurav miyan May 7, 2013 at 1:48 am

Hi,
i have a coin of 1$ john quincy adams publice at 2008
colour is gold,
how much this coin price

Lynda September 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I have a John Quincy Adams brass dollar coin that DOES NOT have In “God We Trust” on it. What is it worth ??? It has “The Diarist” on the back and list some of his accomplishments. At the bottom of back around the edge of the coin; it has “Old Man Eloquent” printed. Is this an odd printing or misprint without “In God We Trust” stamped on it?????

Derek February 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm

It actually does say in god we trust, on the edges of the coin

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