We are pleased to offer for sale this 1994-P Vietnam
Veterans Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.
This 1994-P Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Coin was
produced by the United States Mint and is specially designed and
created to commemorate the men and women who served the United States
of America in the Vietnam War.
This 1994-P Vietnam Veterans Proof
Commemorative Dollar is comprised of 90% silver (0.76 troy
ounce) and 10% copper with a diameter of 38.10mm and a weight of 26.73
There were 227,671 1994-P
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative
Silver Dollars minted at the Philadelphia (P) Mint. This Commemorative
Silver Dollar is in Proof condition. The
obverse of the 1994-P Vietnam Veterans Silver Commemorative
Dollar was designed John Mercanti and features
an image of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The
reverse of the Vietnam Veterans Silver Dollar was
designed by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.
and features three Vietnam War service medals.
This 1994-P Vietnam Veterans Silver Proof
Dollar Coin is encapsulated and comes in the
original U.S. Mint packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
These coins are a great
value for the price! Don't miss out on this 1994-P Vietnam Veterans
Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar!
Modern Commemorative Coins
The U.S. Mint did not make commemorative coins from 1955-1981, despite repeated calls from the public to do so.
In 1982 the Treasury department finally issued it's first commemorative coin since 1954, a silver half dollar honoring the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
In the past, the responsiblity for distributing commemorative coins had been placed in the hands of a commission or private individuals. This time, the responsibility fell
to the U.S. Mint, and all profits were distributed to the U.S. Government. With the coming of the 1983 and 1984 Los Nageles Omypics, came the opportunity to place a surcharge
on each coin, each to the benefit of an organization that was determined by Congress (in this case, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee). While this change was widely
criticized at the time, it is now the standard and the practice continues with very little controversy.
While modern commemorative coins have not seen much appreciation from the public in general, these coins continue be be incredibly significant in their historical, cultural and sentimental value.