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The Presidential $1 Coin Program is part of an Act of Congress, Pub.L. 109-145, 119 Stat. 2664, enacted December 22, 2005, which directs the United States Mint to produce $1 coins with portraits of U.S. presidents.

From 2007 to 2011, presidential $1 coins were minted for circulation in large numbers, resulting in a large stockpile of unused $1 coins. Since 2012, new presidential coins have been minted only for collectors.

Coin details

Dollar coins were issued bearing the likenesses of presidents, as follows:

Release
number
President
number
President
name
Release date Denver
Mintage
Philadelphia
Mintage
Total Mintage Design In office
1 1st George Washington February 15, 2007 163,680,000 176,680,000 340,360,000 Washington dollar 1789–1797
2 2nd John Adams May 17, 2007 112,140,000 112,420,000 224,560,000 John Adams dollar 1797–1801
3 3rd Thomas Jefferson August 16, 2007 102,810,000 100,800,000 203,610,000 Jefferson dollar 1801–1809
4 4th James Madison November 15, 2007 87,780,000 84,560,000 172,340,000 Madison dollar 1809–1817
5 5th James Monroe February 14, 2008 60,230,000 64,260,000 124,490,000 Monroe dollar 1817–1825
6 6th John Quincy Adams May 15, 2008 57,720,000 57,540,000 115,260,000 John Quincy Adams dollar 1825–1829
7 7th Andrew Jackson August 14, 2008 61,070,000 61,180,000 122,250,000 Jackson dollar 1829–1837
8 8th Martin Van Buren November 13, 2008 50,960,000 51,520,000 102,480,000 Van Buren dollar 1837–1841
9 9th William Henry Harrison February 19, 2009 55,160,000 43,260,000 98,420,000 William Henry Harrison dollar 1841
10 10th John Tyler May 21, 2009 43,540,000 43,540,000 87,080,000 Tyler dollar 1841–1845
11 11th James K. Polk August 20, 2009 41,720,000 46,620,000 88,340,000 Polk dollar 1845–1849
12 12th Zachary Taylor November 19, 2009 36,680,000 41,580,000 78,260,000 Taylor dollar 1849–1850
13 13th Millard Fillmore February 18, 2010 36,960,000 37,520,000 74,480,000 Fillmore dollar 1850–1853
14 14th Franklin Pierce May 20, 2010 38,360,000 38,220,000 76,580,000 Pierce dollar 1853–1857
15 15th James Buchanan August 19, 2010 36,540,000 36,820,000 73,360,000 Buchanan dollar 1857–1861
16 16th Abraham Lincoln November 18, 2010 48,020,000 49,000,000 97,020,000 Lincoln dollar 1861–1865
17 17th Andrew Johnson February 17, 2011 37,100,000 35,560,000 72,660,000 A. Johnson dollar 1865–1869
18 18th Ulysses S. Grant May 19, 2011 37,940,000 38,080,000 76,020,000 Grant dollar 1869–1877
19 19th Rutherford B. Hayes August 18, 2011 36,820,000 37,660,000 74,480,000 Hayes dollar 1877–1881
20 20th James A. Garfield November 17, 2011 37,100,000 37,100,000 74,200,000 Garfield dollar 1881
21 21st Chester A. Arthur February 5, 2012 4,060,000 6,020,000 10,080,000 Arthur dollar 1881–1885
22 22nd Grover Cleveland May 25, 2012 4,060,000 5,460,000 9,520,000 Cleveland 1st Term dollar 1885–1889
23 23rd Benjamin Harrison August 16, 2012 4,200,000 5,640,001 9,840,001 Benjamin Harrison dollar 1889–1893
24 24th Grover Cleveland November 15, 2012 3,920,000 10,680,001 14,600,001 Cleveland 2nd Term dollar 1893–1897
25 25th William McKinley February 19, 2013 3,365,100 4,760,000 8,125,100 McKinley dollar 1897–1901
26 26th Theodore Roosevelt April 11, 2013 3,920,000 5,310,700 9,230,700 Theodore Roosevelt dollar 1901–1909
27 27th William Howard Taft July 9, 2013 3,360,000 4,760,000 8,120,000 Taft dollar 1909–1913
28 28th Woodrow Wilson October 17, 2013 3,360,000 4,620,000 7,980,000 Woodrow Wilson dollar 1913–1921
29 29th Warren G. Harding February 6, 2014 3,780,000 6,160,000 9,940,000 Warren Harding dollar 1921–1923
30 30th Calvin Coolidge April 10, 2014 3,780,000 4,480,000 8,260,000 Calvin Coolidge dollar 1923–1929
31 31st Herbert Hoover June 19, 2014 3,780,000 4,480,000 8,260,000 Herbert Hoover dollar 1929–1933
32 32nd Franklin D. Roosevelt August 28, 2014 3,920,000 4,760,000 8,680,000 Franklin Roosevelt dollar 1933–1945
33 33rd Harry S. Truman February 5, 2015 3,360,000 4,900,000 8,260,000 Harry S. Truman dollar 1945–1953
34 34th Dwight D. Eisenhower April 13, 2015 3,640,000 4,900,000 8,540,000 Eisenhower Presidential dollar 1953–1961
35 35th John F. Kennedy June 18, 2015 4,200,000 6,160,000 10,360,000 Kennedy Presidential dollar 1961–1963
36 36th Lyndon B. Johnson August 18, 2015 3,360,000 4,900,000 8,260,000 L. Johnson dollar 1963–1969
37 37th Richard Nixon February 3, 2016 N/A N/A N/A Nixon dollar 1969–1974
38 38th Gerald Ford March 8, 2016 N/A N/A N/A Ford dollar 1974–1977
39th Jimmy Carter 1977–1981
39 40th Ronald Reagan August 2016 N/A N/A N/A Reagan dollar 1981–1989

† — The act specifies that a president must have been deceased for no fewer than two years to be honored in the series. (See above.) President Carter and Reagan's successors are currently living and therefore do not qualify.

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