White House 200th Anniversary Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

Released on July 17, 1992, the White House 200th Anniversary coin commemorates the laying of the White House cornerstone.

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Recipient Organization: The White House Endowment Fund

Surcharges collected from coin sales were to be used to raise an endowment to be a permanent source of support for the White House Collection of fine art and historic furnishings and for the maintenance of the historic public rooms of the White House.

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.

Coin Characteristics

The obverse design of the coin features the north portico of the White House.

The reverse features a bust of James Hoban, the original architect of the White House, and the main entrance that he designed.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • 1792-1992
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LIBERTY
  • THE WHITE HOUSE

Reverse Inscriptions

  • JAMES HOBAN
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Edgar Z. Steever, IV
Reverse
  • Designer: Chester Y. Martin

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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