We are pleased to offer for sale this 1994-D World Cup USA
Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar. The World Cup Silver
Dollar was minted in 1994 and is in uncirculated
World Cup Silver Dollar was created to commemorate
the 1994 FIFA
World Cup Playoff. There were 81,524 of the World Cup Silver Dollars
minted at the Denver (D) Mint.
The World Cup Silver
Dollar is comprised of .900 (90%) silver and
.100 (10%) copper with a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73
grams. The World
Cup Silver Dollar was designed by Dean
McMullen. The obverse of the coin features two competing
players converging on a soccer ball. The reverse of the World
Cup Silver Dollar shows the official World Cup USA
flanked by laurel branches. The 1994 World Cup Tournament was
the XV FIFA World Cup, and it was the very first time that the
tournament was held in the United States of America, making this coin a
must have for any collector or soccer fan!
The 1994-D World Cup USA
Commemorative Silver Dollar comes in the
original U.S. Mint packaging, with the coin encapsulated by the Mint
and resting in a velvet case. Also included are the mint box
and Certificate of Authenticity.
Don't miss out on this
rare 1994-D World Cup
USA Commemorative Uncirculated 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.