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U.S. Botanic Garden Commemorative Silver Dollar
January 10, 1997
Treasury Secretary Approves Designs For U.S. Botanic Garden
Commemorative Silver Dollar
New Silver Dollar Included in Mint's Final Edition of 80,000 Prestige
Sets Limited Edition of 25,000 Coin & Currency Sets Also Planned
Washington, D.C. -- The United States Mint today announced that
Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin has approved the designs for the
United States Botanic Garden Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin.
Designs for the coin have been mandated by the authorizing legislation,
Public Law 103-328, which specifies that a rendering of the French facade
of the U.S. Botanic Garden be depicted on the obverse side, and a rose and
the anniversary dates of 1820-1995 appear on the reverse side of the coin.
The obverse rendering of the French facade is by U.S. Mint
Sculptor/Engraver Edgar Z. Steever, IV, and the reverse rose and
anniversary dates by U.S. Mint Sculptor/Engraver William C. Cousins.
Signed by the President on September 29, 1994, the law provides for the
minting of not more than 500,000 90 percent silver coins with a $10
surcharge included in the price of each coin. All surcharges will go to
the National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden to fund the
projects and mission of the garden in Washington, D.C.
Of special interest to collectors, the U.S. Botanic Garden
Commemorative Silver Dollar will be included in the last Prestige Set that
the U.S. Mint will offer, with a limited edition of 80,000 sets.
The Mint will also offer a limited edition of 25,000 Botanic Garden
Coin & Currency Sets, featuring an uncirculated Botanic Garden silver
dollar, an uncirculated 1997 Jefferson Nickel, a current George Washington
one-dollar note with a Virginia Federal Reserve Bank seal, and a
historical booklet, to explain the significance of the national garden and
to commemorate the role the founding fathers played in establishing the
garden in Washington, D.C. Contact: Press inquiries: Michael White (202)
354-7222 Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
Coin Information Provided Courtesy The
United States Mint.