2007 Presidential $1 Coins

in Presidential $1 Coins

The 2007 Presidential $1 Coins were the first year in a new series of coins by the United States Mint struck to honor the former Presidents of the United States.

2007 Presidential $1 Coins (US Mint images)

2007 Presidential $1 Coins - Click to Enlarge

These circulating coins, with a face value of $1, each feature the portrait of a former President on their obverse. Four coins are released annually under the series honoring the Presidents in the order upon which they served in office. As such, the inaugural strike of the series was the George Washington Presidential $1 Coin honoring the first President of the United States.

Congress authorized the strikes (along with several other programs) with the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 which became Public Law 109-145 when it was signed by President George W. Bush on  December 22, 2005. The law required the strikes to have a portrait of the honored President on the obverse with an image of the Statue of Liberty on the reverse.

As dictated by the authorizing legislation, four 2007 Presidential $1 Coins were issued during the year:

  • George Washington Presidential $1 Coin – honoring the first President of the United States who served from April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797, the Mint released this strike into circulation on February 15, 2007.
  • John Adams Presidential $1 Coin – celebrating the second chief executive whose tenure ran from March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801, this coin entered general circulation on May 17, 2007.
  • Thomas Jefferson Presidential $1 Coin – marking the term of the third President who was in office from March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809, these strikes were released on August 16, 2007.
  • James Madison Presidential $1 Coin – emblematic of the administration of the fourth President whose two terms ran from March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817, this coin was launched on November 15, 2007.

An associated First Spouse Gold Coin series was also issued by the US Mint honoring the wives of the former Presidents of the United States.


San Francisco Mint (S)
Proof Strike
Philadelphia Mint (P) Business Strike
Mint (D) Business Strike
George Washington $1 Coin
John Adams $1 Coin
Thomas Jefferson $1 Coin
James Madison $1 Coin


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