Eisenhower Centennial silver dollar

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Eisenhower Commemorative dollar
United States
Value1 U.S. Dollar
Mass26.73 g
Diameter38.1 mm (1.500 in)
Composition90% Ag
10% Cu
Years of minting1990
1990 Eisenhower Silver $1 Obverse.jpg
DesignTwo views of Dwight D. Eisenhower
DesignerJohn Mercanti
Design date1990
1990 Eisenhower Silver $1 Reverse.jpg
DesignEisenhower's home
DesignerMarcel Jovine
Design date1990

The Eisenhower Commemorative silver 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 or the Eisenhower Presidential dollar which were regular issue American coins.


  • 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[edit]

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.[1]


Mintage figures[edit]

  • 1990-W (Uncirculated): 241,669
  • 1990-P (Proof): 1,144,461

See also[edit]


  • Yeoman, R.S. A Guide Book of United States Coins Atlanta: Whitman Publishing, 2004
  • Edler, Joel and Harper, Dave U.S. Coin Digest Iola: Krause Publications, 2004

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