The James Buchanan dollar coins aren't rare or valuable. However these coins in uncirculated condition can sell for a premium. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

James Buchanan Dollar Coin

James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States of America. The date range 1857-1861 inscribed on the coin signifies his time in office.


Type: Presidential Dollar
Year: 2010
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Total Weight: 8.1 grams

The US minted the 2010 P James Buchanan dollar coin, 2010 D James Buchanan dollar coin, and 2010 S proof James Buchanan dollar coin. The mint mark can be found on the edge of the coin.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. They are specifically made for collectors so you won't find any in your spare change.

Series Location Quantity Minted
2010 P Philadelphia 36,820,000
2010 D Denver 36,540,000
2010 S Proof San Francisco 2,224,613


The 2010 James Buchanan dollar coins in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $1.00. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

Both the 2010 P James Buchanan dollar coin and 2010 D James Buchanan dollar coin are each worth around $5 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 2010 S proof James Buchanan dollar coin is worth around $6.50 in PR 65 condition.

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Grading System

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.



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See also:

Millard Fillmore Dollar Coin
Franklin Pierce Dollar Coin
Abraham Lincoln Dollar Coin