2008-D $1 John Q Adams-Pos A Satin Finish SP68 Certification #14067388, PCGS #394670

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Jaime Hernandez

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 A: The coin's edge lettering reads upside-down when the President's portrait faces up. 
  
Satin Finish: Satin Finish is a term used to describe coins that are not circulation strike or proof coins. Instead, they are coins that are struck with specially prepared dies and burnished planchets, which give the coins a Satin Finish appearance. Satin Finish coins are not released into circulation and they are only sold by the U.S Mint in Mint Sets or individually at a premium over there face value.
 
Public Law: The John Quincy Adams Dollars were struck under the Presidential Dollar Coin Program Act, which was authorized under Public Law 109-145.
Diameter
26.50 millimeters
Designer
Don Everhart
Edge
Lettered
Mintage
745464
Weight
8.10 grams
Metal Content
88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
35
Pop Lower
11
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Condition Census

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1 SP69 PCGS grade
1 SP69 PCGS grade
1 SP69 PCGS grade
1 SP69 PCGS grade
1 SP69 PCGS grade