Botanic Garden Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

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.

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Recipient Organization: National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden

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

Obverse 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.

 

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN
  • 1820-1995
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Reverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • 1997
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Edgar Z. Steever
Reverse
  • Designer: William C. Cousins

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Content last reviewed November 16, 2016

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