Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

In 2018, the U.S. Mint released the Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar Coin. The coin is part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program, which recogizes the many Americans who are impacted by the disease and the effort to prevent it through research. The program includes a gold, silver, and clad coin. A design competition selected the common obverse and reverse designs emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.

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Recipient Organization: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The price of each silver dollar includes a surcharge of $10, which the law authorizes to be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the purpose of furthering breast cancer research funded by the Foundation.

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 common obverse (heads) design features two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman, with a scarf on her head, holds one hand over her chest and the other raised in a fist as if she is ready to fight. A butterfly flies above the two women.

The common reverse (tails) design depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • 2018
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Diameter: 1.500 inches
Weight: 26.730 grams
Mintage Limit: 400,000 across all silver product options

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse

Related Information

Content last reviewed February 25, 2021