San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

The one-dollar silver coin has a mintage limit of up to 500,000 across all product options.

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Recipient Organization: San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

Surcharges collected through the sale of these commemorative coins are authorized to be paid to the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society for the purposes of rehabilitating the Historic Old Mint in San Francisco as a city museum and an American coin and gold rush museum.

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 obverse design of the silver dollar is a rendition of the San Francisco Old Mint, originally prepared for the San Francisco Mint Medal by Sherl J. Winter.

The reverse design is a replica of the 1904 Morgan Silver Dollar eagle reverse, designed by George T. Morgan.

Obverse Inscriptions

• LIBERTY
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• 1906 – 2006
• OLD MINT “THE GRANITE LADY”
• INSTRUMENTAL IN SAN FRANCISCO’S RECOVERY

Reverse Inscriptions

• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Sherl J. Winter
Reverse
  • Designer: George T. Morgan

Related Information

Content last reviewed June 1, 2016