Robert F. Kennedy silver dollar

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Robert F. Kennedy silver dollar
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Obverse Reverse
Proof Robert F. Kennedy silver dollar

The Robert F. Kennedy silver dollar is a commemorative coin issued by the United States Mint in 1998.[1] It honors former United States Attorney General, U.S. Senator from New York, and assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Legislation[edit]

Section 206 of Pub.L. 103–328 on September 29, 1994 authorized the production of the Robert F. Kennedy silver dollar coin to commemorate the life and work of Kennedy, former Senator and Attorney General of the United States. The act allowed the coins to be struck in both proof and uncirculated finishes.[2]

Design[edit]

The obverse of the Robert F. Kennedy dollar, designed by Thomas D. Rogers, features a portrait of Kennedy. The reverse, designed by James Peed, portrays the Seal of the Department of Justice overlapped by the Seal of the United States Senate. Robert Kennedy had served in both of these organizations.[3]

Specifications[edit]

  • Display Box Color: Maroon
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Weight: 26.730 grams; 0.8594 troy ounce
  • Diameter: 38.10 millimeters; 1.50 inches
  • Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert F. Kennedy Commemorative Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Text of H.R. 3841 (103rd): Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act §206 (Passed Congress version)". GovTrack.us. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  3. ^ "Robert F. Kennedy Commemorative Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2021-05-12.