(1991-1995) World War II 50th Anniversary Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

Released on May 28, 1993, this coin was authorized in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War II.

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Recipient Organization: The Battle of Normandy Foundation and the World War II Memorial

Surcharges from coin sales were primarily to be dedicated to:
  • Endow and dedicate, on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, a United States D-Day and Battle of Normandy Memorial in Normandy, France and to encourage and support visits to the memorial by United States citizens, and especially students.
  • Expenses incurred in establishing a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served in World War II and to commemorate the participation of the United States in that war.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

The obverse design of the coin features an American soldier advancing on the beach at Normandy and other servicemen in the trenches.

The reverse of the coin features the shoulder sleeve insignia of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and a quote from General Eisenhower's D-Day message to the troops.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • D-DAY
  • JUNE 6, 1944
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LIBERTY
  • 1991
  • 1995

Reverse Inscriptions

  • "I HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE IN YOUR COURAGE, DEVOTION TO DUTY AND SKILL IN BATTLE. WE WILL ACCEPT NOTHING LESS THAN FULL VICTORY!"
  • DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Thomas D. Rogers

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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