Korean War Memorial silver dollar

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Korean War Memorial silver dollar
United states
Value1 U.S. Dollar
Mass26.73 g
Diameter38.1 mm
EdgeReeded
Composition90% Ag
10% Cu
Years of minting1991
Obverse
1991 Korean War-Proof Dollar (obverse).jpg
DesignSoldier
DesignerJohn Mercanti
Design date1991
Reverse
1991 Korean War-Proof Dollar (reverse).jpg
DesignMap of Korea and a bald eagle
DesignerT. James Ferrell
Design date1991

The Korean War Memorial silver dollar is a commemorative silver dollar issued by the United States Mint in 1991.[1] The coin commemorated the 38th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Design[edit]

The obverse of the coin was designed by John Mercanti. It features a soldier climbing a hill with naval ships in the foreground, and two F-86 Sabres flying overhead. The reverse was designed by T. James Ferrell, and features a map of Korea and the head of a Bald eagle.[1]

Production and sales[edit]

A maximum mintage of 1,000,000 Korean War Memorial dollars was authorized. The coin was struck in two versions, a proof coin (struck at the Philadelphia Mint) and an uncirculated coin (struck at the Denver Mint). Surcharges raised by the sale of the coins went towards the construction of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.[2]

618,488 proof and 213,049 uncirculated coins were sold, for a total mintage of 831,537.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Korean War Memorial Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "1991 Korean War Silver Dollar". Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  3. ^ "Historical Coin Sales Figures: 1991 Korean War Memorial | U.S. Mint". www.usmint.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-12.