In 2007 the U.S Mint began an ambitious program to create a new $1.00 coin honoring each of the U.S. Presidents. Each year the U.S. Mint will produce 4 new $1.00 Presidential coins in the order to which they served our country. This program will be complete in the year 2016. The obverse image depicts the portrait of each President with the reverse design shares a common motif of the Statue of Liberty.
The first $1.00 Presidential coins for 2007 were George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The first coin issued for 2008 is James Monroe.