John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States. Therefore, the John Quincy Adams Dollar was also the sixth design issued in the Presidential Dollar Coin Program.
Obverse: A portrait of John Quincy Adams is featured on the coin along with the inscriptions, John Quincy Adams which are located right above his own portrait. Arched below Adams, are the inscriptions, 6th President 1825-1829, or the years in which he served as President of the United States.
Reverse: The reverse of the coin features the Statue of Liberty along with a $1 symbol under Liberty’s right arm, with the $1 symbol, indicating the legal tender value of the coin. The words, United States of America, are also encircled around the coin.
Edge: The edge inscriptions will read 2008-S which refers to the year in which the coins were sold to the public, along with the S mint mark, representing the Mint in which the coins were produced.
Public Law: The John Quincy Adams Dollars were struck under the Presidential Dollar Coin Program Act, which was authorized under Public Law 109-145.