Jackie Robinson Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

Authorized Mintage

Not more than 100,000 gold five dollar coins and not more than 200,000 silver dollar coins.

Availability

Coins were available for sale between August 16, 1997 and August 16, 1998.

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Recipient Organization: Jackie Robinson Foundation

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coins were paid to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to support educational and leadership programs and scholarships.

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: Depicts Robinson stealing home plate, as he did during a 1955 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Reverse design: Features the Jackie Robinson Foundation's 50th anniversary logo of Robinson's breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. An identical 50th anniversary commemorative patch was also worn by all Major League Baseball players during the 1997 season.

Obverse Inscriptions

• LIBERTY
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• 1997

Reverse Inscriptions

• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1947
• HALL OF FAME 1962
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• ONE DOLLAR

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Al Maletsky
Reverse
  • Designer: T. James Ferrell

Related Information

Content last reviewed June 1, 2016