1994-W U.S. Prisoner of War Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

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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 West Point (W) Mint.

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.

This 1994-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!

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