Thomas Jefferson 250th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar


The obverse of the coin features a profile image of Thomas Jefferson, which was based on the medallion portrait of 1805 by Gilbert Stuart. The profile had been created in a classical manner to look like a coin or medal and was considered one of the best likenesses of the him. The obverse inscriptions include “Thomas Jefferson”, “Architect of Democracy”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, and the dual date “1743” and “1993”.

The reverse features a view of Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello. Both sides of the coin were designed by T. James Ferrell. The reverse inscriptions read “United States of America”, “Monticello”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and the denomination “One Dollar”.

The 1993 Thomas Jefferson Commemorative Silver Dollar was minted in proof at the San Francisco Mint and uncirculated at the Philadelphia Mint. Surcharges raised from the sale of coins went to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to carry forth Jefferson’s bold vision through education and the preservation of Monticello. A portion of the surcharges also went to the Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest to preserve Jefferson’s retreat home.

Coin Specifications
Designer: T. James Ferrell
Weight: 26.7300 g
Composition: 90% Silver (0.7736 ounces of silver)
Diameter: 38.1 mm

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