NGC Certifies 2008 Monroe Dollar Edge Lettered Planchet
NGC has just certified a 2008-P (James Monroe) Presidential Dollar blank planchet with the lettered edge. This is the second one known dated 2008. It was submitted to NGC by Garrett Reich. The other blank planchet dated 2008 with the lettered edge was reported by Coin World in their March 17th, 2008 edition. It was discovered by Ken Sigler, owner of Cinnaminson Rare Coins in New Jersey, who plans to have it certified by PCGS.
The edge is inscribed with the mottos, date and mintmark. The photos below are courtesy of Garrett Reich and show the edge lettering. He discovered this blank planchet in a box of James Monroe Presidential Dollars.
I suspect that only a few will be discovered that are dated 2008. Major mint errors in the Presidential Dollar series are very rare and are highly prized by collectors.