2008: USA - US President $1 - James Monroe
2008: USA - US President $1 - James Monroe (1817-1825)
The United States honored the Nation’s Presidents by issuing $1 coins featuring their images in the order that they served. The Presidential $1 Coin Program launched in 2007.
Virginia native James Monroe was exceptionally qualified to serve as the United States’ fifth president. Not only was he a Revolutionary War soldier, he was champion of the Bill of Rights, U.S. diplomat in Europe, governor of Virginia, senator, secretary of state, secretary of war, and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, before being overwhelmingly elected president in 1816.
His time in office is known as the “Era of Good Feelings” for the peace and booming economy the country enjoyed.
The Monroe Doctrine, a foundation of American foreign policy introduced in an 1823 message to Congress, warned European powers against expansionism in the Western Hemisphere.
Monroe’s presidency was also marked by the Missouri Compromise, which preserved a balance of free states and slave states in the United States and prohibited slavery in western territories above the 36/30′ north latitude line.
Obverse Design and Inscriptions
- JAMES MONROE
- 5TH PRESIDENT 1817-1825
Reverse Design and Inscriptions
- STATUE OF LIBERTY
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Incused (edge) Inscriptions
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- mint mark
Image provided is showing coin design. Coin is in extremely fine to uncirculated condition, ex roll. It is not unusual for coins to have a mark or two. If any questions, we are happy to provide a scan of the coin before purchase.