2008-D $1 John Quincy Adams Position B - First Day of Issue MS66 Certification #13639460, PCGS #394668

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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-D which refer to the date in which the coins were officially released into circulation, along with the D mint mark, representing the Mint in which the coins were produced. Circulation strike coins go through a Schuler edge lettering machine which applies inscriptions on the coins edge. 
Position B: The coin's edge lettering reads normally when the President's portrait faces up. 
Release Date: The John Quincy Adams circulation strike Presidential Dollars were officially released on May 15, 2008.
First Day of Issue: Coins submitted to PCGS on or before May 15, 2008, qualified to receive a special First Day of Issue label on the holder.
Public Law: The John Quincy Adams Dollars were struck under the Presidential Dollar Coin Program Act, which was authorized under Public Law 109-145.
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26.50 millimeters
8.10 grams
88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel
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