Presidential Dollar Coins (2007-2016, 2020)

Celebrate America's historical presidents with our collection of Presidential dollar coins for sale at Littleton Coin. Popular among coin enthusiasts, this series of $1 Presidential coins began in 2007, honoring four U.S. presidents per year in order of service – but was limited by law to presidents deceased for at least two years before the issue of their coins.

The extensive program began with the George Washington Presidential dollar and initially ended with the Ronald Reagan dollar in 2016. However, it resumed when another dollar was released in 2020 honoring George H. W. Bush.

We have an extensive selection of Uncirculated and Proof U.S. president dollar coins, as well as handsomely colorized versions and Littleton Coin's exclusive "Modern Presidents" coins, which let you expand your collection to include those presidents still living. Browse single coins and sets in a wide range of years, mint marks and grades. You can even buy Presidential dollars in various presentation types, including display cases and Littleton's exclusive Showpak® holders.

What are Presidential "Gold" Coins Made Of?

Although sometimes called "gold" coins due to their color, Presidential dollar coins were minted with an outer layer of manganese brass over a pure copper core. These golden-colored coins are slightly larger than a quarter and depict the featured president on the obverse. The common reverse bears a dramatic image of the Statue of Liberty, and the series introduced the first edge lettering on circulating U.S. coins since the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces of 1907-1933.

Though Presidential dollars failed to gain wide acceptance in daily commerce, the series has proved to be a favorite among coin enthusiasts, and a complete collection is an attractive and affordable goal. See our Presidential Dollars Checklist for a complete listing of Presidential dollars.

First Spouse Coins Complement Presidential Dollar Coins

The U.S. Mint also released First Spouse coins struck in 1/2 oz. of 99.99% pure gold to complement the Presidential dollars. Each First Spouse is depicted on their coin's obverse, with a design symbolic of their life and work on the reverse. Though Presidential dollar coins are limited by law to presidents deceased at least two years, the First Spouse series included a 2016 Nancy Reagan coin issued just four months after her death – and would likely have included her even if she were still alive.