We are pleased to offer for sale this
1994-W U.S. Prisoner of War Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar.
This U.S. Prisoner of
War Commemorative Silver Dollar was minted in 1994 and is
in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This 1994-W U.S. Prisoner of War Silver
Dollar was produced by the United States Mint to honor the
sacrifice of the 800,000 Americans who suffered as prisoners of war,
and the creation of the POW Museum in Andersonville, Georgia.
There were only
54,893 1994-W U.S.
Prisoner of War Uncirculated Silver Dollars minted at the
The U.S. Prisoner of War
Commemorative Dollar Coin is comprised of .900 silver (90%
silver) and .100 copper with a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73
grams. The obverse was designed by Thomas M. Nielsen, a decorated
Vietnam veteran, and features an eagle in flight with the
word,Freedom, and the motto, In God We Trust. The
reverse, designed by Edgar Z. Steever IV, shows the National Prisoner
of War Museum in Andersonville, Georgia. The 10,000 square
foot museum is situated on the former site of a Civil War prison camp,
and tells the story of American war prisoners from the Revolution
through the Persian Gulf War. The POW's story is one of
self-sacrifice and courage from those who helped shape this country
into what it is today.
This1994-W U.S. Prisoner
of War Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar is
encapsulated and comes in the original U.S. Mint packaging with a
velvet lined case and a Certificate of Authenticity (COA.)
This coin is a great
value for the price! Don't miss out on this rare 1994-W U.S. Prisoner of War
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.