The Martin Van Buren 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.

Martin Van Buren Dollar Coin

Martin Van Buren was the 8th president of the United States of America. The date range 1837-1841 inscribed on the coin signifies his time in office.

Specifications

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 Martin Van Buren dollar coin, 2008 D Martin Van Buren dollar coin, and 2008 S proof Martin Van Buren 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 51,520,000
2008 D Denver 50,960,000
2008 S Proof San Francisco 3,083,940

Value

The 2008 Martin Van Buren 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 Martin Van Buren dollar coin and 2008 D Martin Van Buren dollar coin are each worth around $3 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 2008 S proof Martin Van Buren dollar coin is worth around $4 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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

James Monroe Dollar Coin
John Quincy Adams Dollar Coin
Andrew Jackson Dollar Coin