Korean War Memorial Dollar
Released on May 6, 1991, this silver dollar commemorated the thirty-eighth anniversary of the ending of the Korean War and in honor of those who served.
Recipient Organization: Korean War Veterans Memorial FundSurcharges collected from coin sales were to be deposited into the Korean War Veterans Memorial Fund and be used to:
- Establish and erect the Korean War Veterans Memorial in the Nation's capital to honor those who served.
- Provide maintenance and perpetual care for the memorial and to establish interpretive centers and disseminate information.
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.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design of the coin features a military figure charging up a hill. There are naval ships in the foreground, an F-86 aircraft flying over head, and eight stars.
The reverse of the coin features a design of a map of Korea divided at the 38th Parallel and a bust of the American bald eagle.
- THIRTY EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- ONE DOLLAR
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Mercanti
- Designer: T. James Ferrell