The James Monroe 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 Monroe Dollar Coin

James Monroe was the 5th president of the United States of America. The date range 1817-1825 inscribed on the coin signifies his time in office.


Type: Presidential Dollar
Year: 2008
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Total Weight: 8.1 grams

The US minted the 2008 P James Monroe dollar coin, 2008 D James Monroe dollar coin, and 2008 S proof James Monroe 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
2008 P Philadelphia 64,260,000
2008 D Denver 60,230,000
2008 S Proof San Francisco 3,083,940


The 2008 James Monroe 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 2008 P James Monroe dollar coin and 2008 D James Monroe dollar coin are each worth around $5 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 2008 S proof James Monroe dollar coin is worth around $4.50 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:

John Quincy Adams Dollar Coin
Andrew Jackson Dollar Coin
Martin Van Buren Dollar Coin