Jackie Robinson Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin
Not more than 100,000 gold five dollar coins and not more than 200,000 silver dollar coins.
Coins were available for sale between August 16, 1997 and August 16, 1998.
Recipient Organization: Jackie Robinson FoundationA 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 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: 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
Reverse Inscriptions• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1947
• HALL OF FAME 1962
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• ONE DOLLAR
- Designer: Al Maletsky
- Designer: T. James Ferrell