The 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:
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.
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