The James Garfield 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 Garfield Dollar Coin

James Garfield was the 20th president of the United States of America. The date 1881 inscribed on the coin signifies the year he entered office. Garfield was assassinated six and a half months into his first term.

Specifications

Type: Presidential Dollar
Year: 2011
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 77% copper, 12% zinc, 7% manganese, 4% nickel
Total Weight: 8.1 grams

The US minted the 2011 P James Garfield dollar coin, 2011 D James Garfield dollar coin, and 2011 S proof James Garfield 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
2011 P Philadelphia 37,100,000
2011 D Denver 37,100,000
2011 S Proof San Francisco 1,972,863

Value

The 2011 James Garfield 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 2011 P James Garfield dollar coin and 2011 D James Garfield dollar coin are each worth around $3 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 2011 S proof James Garfield dollar coin is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

Andrew Johnson Dollar Coin
Ulysses S. Grant Dollar Coin
Rutherford B. Hayes Dollar Coin