Prisoners of War silver dollar

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American Prisoners of War Silver Dollar
United States
Value1 United States dollar
Mass26.73 g (0.859 troy oz)
Diameter38.1 mm (1.500 in)
Years of minting1994 (1994)
Mint marksPhiladelphia Mint
1994 Prisoners of War Proof Dollar.jpg
DesignChained eagle breaking free through a ring of barbed wire.
DesignerTom Nielsen
DesignProposed design for the National Prisoner of War Museum.
DesignerEdgar Z. Steever, IV

The Prisoners of War silver dollar is a commemorative coin issued by the United States Mint in 1994.[1] It was one of three coins in the 1994 Veterans Program, along with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Women in Military Service for America Memorial silver dollars.[2]


The following specifications are given by H.R. 3616.[3]

  • Weight: 26.73 grams (0.859 troy ounces)
  • Diameter: 1.500 inches (38.1 mm)
  • Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American Prisoners of War Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Historical Coin Sales Figures: 1994 Veterans Program | U.S. Mint". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. ^ "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson, Americans who have been prisoners of war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Memorial, and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, and for other purposes". House Resolution No. 3616 of 24 November 1993.H.R. 3616