1 Dollar Korean War

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1991
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 20183
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 231
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

38th Anniversary of the Korean War

Obverse

A soldier charging up a hill with naval ships in the foreground and two F-86 Sabre jet fighter flying above.

Lettering:
THIRTY EIGHTH
ANNIVERSARY
COMMEMORATIVE
KOREA
IN GOD WE TRUST
1953
1991
LIBERTY
JM

Engraver: John M. Mercanti

John M. Mercanti is an American sculptor and engraver. He was the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint until his retirement in late 2010.

Reverse

A map of Korea with the division at the 38th parallel and the Korean Taegeuk symbol, equivalent to the Chinese symbol Taijitu, representing the unity of opposites (the yin and yang). An eagle’s head appears to the right of the map.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
E
PLURIBUS
UNUM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
P
TJF

Engraver: James Ferrell

Edge

Reeded

Comments

A maximum authorized mintage of 1,000,000 was established for the Korean War Silver Dollar. The uncirculated version of the coin was produced at the Denver Mint and the proof version at the Philadelphia Mint. Final sales came short of achieving a sell out, but did reach more than 80% of the maximum. Surcharges raised from the commemorative program went towards the construction of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

1991-D Uncirculated Korean War Memorial Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $23.00
Regular Price: $26.00
Final Mintage: 213,049

1991-P Proof Korean War Memorial Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $28.00
Regular Price: $31.00
Final Mintage: 618,488

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1991 D 213 049 $ 21 36%
1991 P 618 488 $ 20 78% Proof

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Country: United States
Languages: English
Numista Rarity index: 27 Search tips
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