Eisenhower commemorative dollar
The Eisenhower Commemorative Dollar is a United States commemorative coin minted in 1990 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This coin is not to be confused with the Eisenhower Dollar which was a regular issue American coin.
- Box Color: Green
- Edge: Reeded
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 millimeters
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Silver Content: 0.77344 ounces
About This Commemorative
The Eisenhower Commemorative Dollar or Eisenhower Centennial Dollar was minted in 1990. It is a modern commemorative and the first American silver coin to be minted at the West Point Mint. The obverse was designed by John Mercanti which shows Eisenhower as a president superimposed on Eisenhower the general. The dual portrait symbolizes both his military service and peacetime leadership. This is the only U.S. coin to feature two portraits of the same person on the same side of one coin. The reverse side of the coin was designed by Marcel Jovine and depicts the Eisenhower Home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Eisenhower Commemorative Dollar was offered in both proof and uncirculated models with authorized mintage capped at 4 million coins. Although 4 million coins were authorized, sales were slower than originally projected and approximately 1.39 million coins were sold.
- Uncirculated: (W – West Point Mint at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York)
- Proof: Blank (P – Philadelphia Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
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- Edler, Joel and Harper, Dave U.S. Coin Digest Iola: Krause Publications, 2004