How Much Is a 1817 James Monroe Dollar Coin Worth?

Last Updated on June 29, 2022

The United States’ fifth president, James Monroe, was born on April 27, 1759.

The year range 1817-1825 is inscribed on the coin, which refers to his time in office.

The James Monroe dollar coins aren’t valuable or rare. However, in mint condition, these coins might sell for a premium.

Wondering what this price is? Continue reading to learn more about these coins.

2008 P Position A Satin Finish James Monroe Presidential Dollar Choice Uncirculated US Mint


How much is a 1817 James Monroe dollar coin worth?

The 1817 Capped Bust Half Dollar’s market price is typically valued at $60.00, but one in certified mint state (MS+) is worth up to $11,500.

In circulated form, the 2008 James Monroe dollars are only worth $1.00 each. These coins have a higher value in mint condition.

The 2008 P James Monroe dollar coin is worth around $3.50 in uncirculated condition, and the 2008 D James Monroe dollar coin is worth about $3.50 as well.

The value of the 2008 S proof James Monroe dollar coin ranges from $4 to $5 depending on its condition.

2008 D Position B Satin Finish James Monroe Presidential Dollar Choice Uncirculated US Mint

Is there a James Monroe $1 coin?

On the obverse of the James Monroe $1 Coin is a portrait of James Monroe, who was America’s fifth president, with inscriptions “5th President” and “1817-1825.”

The reverse features a stunning depiction of the Statue of Liberty with the words “United States of America” and “$1.”

The coin also includes inscriptions etched into the edges.

What year was the James Monroe dollar coin made?

James Monroe dollar coin was made on 2008.

The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe (1817-1825), appears on this uncirculated dollar (BU) released in 2008.

This coin is part of the Presidential dollar series.

For more information about Presidential dollar series, check out How Much Is a Presidential Coin Worth? (ANSWERED)

2008 P Position A Satin Finish James Monroe Presidential Dollar Choice Uncirculated US Mint

How many James Monroe coins were made?

The Denver mint produced 60,230,000 coins and the Philadelphia mint produced 64,260,000 coins.

The artist of the obverse side of the coin is a Medallic Artist, Joseph Menna and the reverse side is Don Everhart, a known Sculptor-Engraver.

In the obverse you can see the inscriptions, James Monroe and below of the coin is 5th president 1817-1825. Meanwhile, the reverse features UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.

2008 P Position A Satin Finish James Monroe Presidential Dollar Choice Uncirculated US Mint

Grading System

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is a lot of gleam and eye appeal. A few light contact marks are visible, but they are barely perceptible.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to be found with this currency. Minor scratches and scuffs are possible.

History of The James Monroe Presidential $1 coin

Revolutionary War soldier, James Monroe was qualified to serve as the United States’ fifth president. The Virginia native was governor, secretary of state and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase.

Monroe was overwhelmingly elected as president in 1816 and his time became the “Era of Good Feelings.” The country was peaceful and the economy was booming.

Missouri Compromise marked Monroe’s presidency preserved a balance of free and slave states in the United States. More so, prohibited slavery in western territories.

Are presidential gold dollars worth anything?

Generally speaking, in circulated condition, most presidential dollar coins will only be worth their face value of $1.00. You can expect premium price in uncirculated condition and expect higher rate for proof coins.

In short, the value of a presidential dollar coin will ultimately depend on its condition and its series.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.