- Year of Issue: 1900
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 55-188
The Lafayette Dollar was released in 1900 to commemorate the erection of a monument to General Lafayette, in the city of Paris, France. This was the first commemorative dollar coin by the United States Mint is also the first coin to feature a U.S. President.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design features George Washington and Lafayette, shown in profile.
The reverse features a statue of Lafayette on horseback.
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- LAFAYETTE DOLLAR
- ERECTED BY THE YOUTH OF THE UNITED STATES IN HONOR OF GEN LAFAYETTE
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Charles E. Barber