Botanic Garden Dollar
Released on February 21, 1997, this coin commemorates the United States Botanic Garden, a living museum of flowers and plants established in Washington, DC by the founding fathers; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. President James Monroe signed legislation in 1820 that led to the creation of the U.S. Botanic Garden.
Recipient Organization: National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative 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.
CharacteristicsObverse design: The coin features a rendition of America's national flower - the rose - beneath a detailed rose garland.
Reverse design: The coin features a multi-arched French façade of the U.S. Botanic Garden.
- UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- ONE DOLLAR
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Edgar Z. Steever
- Designer: William C. Cousins