The 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.
Today the United States Mint made their official announcement for the release of 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins.
This year's coins mark the last"Judicial Branch" design within the three-year platinum coin series entitled "The Foundations of American Democracy." Starting in 2006, each year celebrated one of the three branches of government.
Along with pricing and design descriptions, which has already been discussed in last week's CoinNews article entitled "2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins and Pricing," the Mint also listed the mintage and product limits for the one-ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce and four-coin platinum set.
The United States Mint has set the release date and prices for the 2008 series of American Eagle Platinum Proof coins. The collector proof coins are currently scheduled to go on sale Monday, May 5, 2008.
The limited mintage coins will be available in four sizes with the following weights: One-ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce. There is also a four-coin set containing one coin in each denomination. The one ounce proof coin is priced at $2,299.95.