Black Revolutionary War Patriots Silver Dollar Coin Guide
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Black Revolutionary War Patriots Silver Dollar
The Black Revolutionary War Patriots Silver Dollar commemorates Black
Revolutionary Patriots and the 275th anniversary of the birth of Crispus
Attucks, the first patriot killed in the infamous Boston Massacre in 1770.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coins will support the
construction of the Black Patriots Memorial on the National Mall in
Washington, D.C. near the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans
About the Coin
The obverse of the silver dollar, designed by Mint Sculptor/Engraver
John Mercanti, is a portrait of Crispus Attucks. The reverse design, by
artist Ed Dwight, depicting a Black Patriot family, is also the design of
the sculpture for the Black Patriots Memorial, honoring not only the black
soldiers who fought for freedom, but also the families who supported them.
Previously available are the Proof Silver Dollar, the Uncirculated
Silver Dollar, and the Two-Coin Proof and Uncirculated Set. The Young
Collector's Edition, limited to only 20,000 sets, includes the
Uncirculated Silver Dollar in an entertaining, informative package. The
Black Patriots Coin & Stamp Set, features the Proof Silver Dollar and
four commemorative stamps honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglas,
inventor Benjamin Banneker, soldier Salem Poor, and Underground Railroad
conductor Harriet Tubman.
Coin Information Provided Courtesy The
United States Mint.