2008-P $1 James Monroe Position A MS67 Certification #11854204, PCGS #394649

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Jaime Hernandez

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Therefore, the James Monroe Dollar was also the fifth design issued in the Presidential Dollar Coin Program.

Obverse: A portrait of James Monroe is featured on the coin along with the inscriptions, James Monroe, which are located right above his own portrait. Arched below Monroe, are the inscriptions, 5th President 1817-1825, 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-P which refer to the date in which the coins were officially released into circulation, along with the P 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. 
  
Release Date: James Monroe circulation strike dollars were officially released on February 14, 2008.
 
Public Law: The James Madison Dollars were struck under the Presidential Dollar Coin Program Act, which was authorized under Public Law 109-145.
Diameter
26.50 millimeters
Designer
Joseph Menna/Don Everhart
Edge
Lettered
Mintage
64260000
Weight
8.10 grams
Metal Content
88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
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2
Pop Lower
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