Vietnam Veterans Memorial silver dollar

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorative dollar
United States
Value1 United States dollar
Mass26.73 g (0.859 troy oz)
Diameter38.1 mm (1.500 in)
Composition90% Ag; 10% Cu
Years of minting1994 (1994)
Mint marksPhiladelphia Mint
Obverse
DesignOutstretched hand touching a name on the Wall
DesignerJohn Mercanti
Reverse
DesignThree medals awarded during the war
DesignerThomas D. Rogers, Sr.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial 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 Prisoners of War and Women in Military Service for America Memorial silver dollars.[2]

Legislation[edit]

The United States Veterans Commemorative Coin Act of 1993 (Pub.L. 103–186) authorized the production of a commemorative silver dollar to pay tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War and the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The act allowed the coins to be struck in both proof and uncirculated finishes.[3] The coin was first released on July 29, 1994, the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the memorial.

Design[edit]

The obverse of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorative dollar, designed by John Mercanti, features a section of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, with an outstretched hand touching a name, and the Washington Monument and a tree in the background. The reverse, designed by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., features three medals awarded during war.[1]

Specifications[edit]

The following specifications are given by H.R. 3616.[4]

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

The coin has reeded edges, and is distributed in a dark green display box.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commemorative Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Historical Coin Sales Figures: 1994 Veterans Program | U.S. Mint". www.usmint.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. ^ "Text of H.R. 3616 (103rd): United States Veterans Commemorative Coin Act of 1993 (Passed Congress version)". GovTrack.us. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  4. ^ "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