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