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How Much Is A John Adams Dollar Coin Worth

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How much is a John Adams dollar coin worth? If you’re looking for more information about this topic, I’m going to tell you exactly what I know. There are many different factors that go into determining how much a coin is worth. It’s important to know the value of your coins and they don’t have to be valuable just because they’re rare.

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2007 John Adams Dollar

Metal Composition 88.5% Copper – 6% Zinc – 3.5% Manganese – 2% Nickel
Mass/Weight 8.1 grams
Diameter 26.5mm
Minted At Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
Mint Marks P, D, S
Designer Don Everhart
Obverse design John Adams
Reverse design Statue Of Liberty
2007 John Adams Dollar

Image Credit: Coin Value Checker

The estimated average value of the 2007 Presidential Dollar (John Adams Variety) in Uncirculated (MS+) mint condition is $2.28 to $11.

The John Adams dollar was not minted in just one place. And there were also proof coins.   John Adams was elected to serve as the second President of the United States in 1797 and served in full until 1801. John Adams dollar coins aren’t rare or valuable. However, these coins in uncirculated condition and certified by an authorized third-party grading service can sell for a premium.

The most expensive John Adams dollar coins ever were sold at the Heritage Auction House for $141,000. It was an error coin graded MS 62.

John Adams Dollar Coin: A Brief History

This dollar coin is one of the presidential coins that the United States Mint began making in 2007 and it shows John Adams, the second president of the United States of America. They were minted in large numbers. The purpose was for honoring past presidents who have served the country.

The planning for this began on May 17, 2005, when a senator by the name of John E Sununu introduced the idea in Senate bill 1047.

The program kicked off properly on January 1st, 2007. And each year four presidents got a new coin which was released every 3 months. Each president came in the order they were inaugurated. Each coin will feature the statue of liberty on the reverse and the head of a president on the obverse.

The statue of liberty was designed by the US mint engraver and sculptor Don Everhart of the John Adams one dollar coin.

The US continental congress bill that authorizes the making of the dollar coins didn’t specify the color but it states that the coins should be the same color as the golden dollar in existence. The presidential dollars aren’t made of gold, they only have that color.

The coins were minted in a large number which resulted in excess, unused $1 coins. The government decided to open the mint for collectors alone from 2012 to 2016.

John Adams One Dollar Coin Design

The design of the John Adams dollar is the handiwork of Don Everhart who designed the statue of liberty on the reverse and several other artists who worked on the reverse.



The obverse of the coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz, the program master designer for the presidential series. It shows the head of the second president John Adams. His name is at the top of the head, and the words “2nd PRESIDENT”  is written along the edge below the head.

The years he served “1797-1801” are also engraved below. This very coin shows the original detail of the one dollar.



All presidential coins have the same design on the reverse side. It features the statue of liberty carrying her torch and the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” along the edge. “$1” is engraved under the underarm of the statue. The statue was designed by Don Everhart in 2007.

John Adams Dollar Coin Types & Value

The John Adams Dollar Coin was minted in three different mints and so we can say that there are three different types of John Adams Dollar coins, there are; Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.

According to the USA Coin Book, the 2007-P Presidential Dollar (John Adams Variety) is estimated to be worth $2.28 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. However, the coin has been sold for prices way higher in auctions. The Denver coin has about the same value as the Philadelphia coin. Proof coins exist in the San Francisco variation and are estimated to be around $11 on average.

USA Coinbook
Location Year Number Minted MS 65 PR 65
Philadelphia 2007 112,420,000 $2.28
Denver 2007 112,140,000 $2.28
San Francisco 2007 3,965,989 $11

1. 2007 P John Adams Presidential Dollar Value

NGC 2007 年 P 约翰亚当斯总统美元价值

2007 P John Adams Presidential Dollar Value BY PCGS
MS 63+ $6
MS 64 $8
MS 64+ $8
MS 65 $10
MS 65+ $12
MS 66 $20
2007 P John Adams Presidential Dollar Value BY NGC
Good $1.05
Very Good $1.05
Fine $1.05
Very Fine $1.05
Extremely Fine $1.05
MS 60 $1.50
MS 63 $2.50
MS 64 $5
MS 68 $40

2. 2007 D John Adams Presidential Dollar Value

2007 D John Adams Presidential Dollar Value

2007 D John Adams Presidential Dollar Value BY PCGS
MS 63+ 5
MS 64 6
MS 64+ 6
MS 65 7
MS 65+ 8
MS 66 12
2007 D John Adams Presidential Dollar Value BY NGC
Good $1.05
Very Good $1.05
Fine $1.05
Very Fine $1.05
Extremely Fine $1.05
MS 60 $1.50
MS 63 $2.50
MS 64 $5
MS 66 $$15

3. 2007 S John Adams Presidential Dollar

2007 S John Adams Presidential Dollar

2007 S John Adams Presidential Dollar Value BY PCGS
MS 67 $5
MS 67+ $5
MS 68 $5
MS 68+ $6
MS 69 $12
MS 70 $30
2007 S John Adams Presidential Dollar Value BY NGC
MS 60 $3.60
MS 61 $4.25
MS 62 $6
MS 66 $12.50
MS 68 $15
MS 70 $35

John Adams Coin Errors

John Adams Coin Errors

Most US coins have errors and the John Adams coin is not exempted. It has a few errors like plain edges, double edge lettering on the edge, or missing edge lettering.

The double edge error happened because the coins went in the lettering machine twice making the letters overlap each other. Some of these errors don’t even need a magnifying glass to aid in seeing them. Coins with errors have sold higher in auctions than regular coins.

Here are some examples of John Adams coins that have sold at auctions;

  • 2007-P $1 Presidential Dollar John Adams, Position A–Clad Layer Missing–MS62 – Sold On on Jan 10, 2010 for $868.25
  • 2007 $1 John Adams Presidential Dollar — Missing Edge Lettering, Double Struck, Second Strike 20% Off Center Sold on Apr 15, 2021 for $1,860.00
  • (2007) $1 John Adams, Missing Edge MS65 Sold on Jan 27, 2008 for $575.00

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a gold John Quincy Adams dollar worth?

It is worth $3.75 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. The John Quincy Adams gold dollars are 2008 coins. There are two of them, 2008 P (made in the Philadelphia mint) and 2008 D (made in the Denver mint). The letters stand for Denver and Philadelphia.

How much is a 1797 to 1801 dollar coin worth?

The date 1797 to 1801 refers to the years John Adams served as president, not the years the John Adams dollars was made. The coin has a little numismatic face value of $1. The price increases if it’s a proof coin or one graded MS 70 or if it’s an error coin.

Is there a John Quincy Adams $1 coin?

Yes, there is a John Quincy Adams $1 coin with the face of Quincy Adams on it. He was the 6th US president and was also the second son of John Adams, the second president. The coin was issued in 2008.

What is a 1789 dollar coin worth?

The 1789 coin refers to the George Washington $1 dollar coin. Washington was first president of the United States of America from 1789 to 1791 after colonial independence. It was issued in 2007 and worth $1.00.

When was the John Quincy Adams dollar coin made?

It was made in 2008 and released on May 15, as a coin in the presidential dollars series. It was the sixth coin in the arrangements of release.

Final Thoughts

This fine coin came out in 2007 in a large amount which means it is not as immensely expensive yet except in its uncirculated condition. Coin collectors hope the coin values will rise in the future. If you are thinking of making a fortune by selling the Adams coin, you might have to wait some more years before you can do that.

5/5 - (1 vote)

Les Wallen

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I had two coins given to me as a gift by an American friend. (I am in Australia)

I notice that the head is upside down when you turn the coin over. Is this an error?