This listing is for one uncirculated new in box:
UNITED STATES MINT
San Francisco Old Mint
2006 COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED MINTAGE PROOF SILVER DOLLAR COIN UNCIRCULATED
NEW IN VELVETINE PRESENTATION BOX
WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
For the second commemorative coin program of 2006, the United States Mint paid tribute to the San Francisco Old Mint, celebrating the instrumental role it played in the recovery and rebuilding of a great American city.
President George W. Bush on June 15, 2006 authorized the production and release of two commemorative coins, one gold and one silver, to honor the history and legacy of the building that became known as the “Granite Lady,” in this, the 100th anniversary of the terrible tragedy which befell San Francisco in the spring of 1906. Both coins would be available as proof and uncirculated. Surcharges from the sale of these coin by the US Mint are authorized to be paid to the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society for the purposes of rehabilitating the Historic Old Mint in San Francisco as a city museum and an American coin and gold rush museum.
This listing is for one of these coins only, the proof silver dollar version.
A proof coin has a brilliant mirror-like finish. The term “proof” refers to a specialized minting process, which begins by manually feeding burnished coin planchets into presses fitted with specially polished dies. The US mint uses the term “uncirculated” to refer to a coin that has a high quality, satin finish and is produced with special care. In this listing the term uncirculated means that the coin came from the Mint directly to us and has never been circulated.
In 1852 President Millard Fillmore approved an Act of Congress establishing a branch of the United States Mint in San Francisco to convert miners’ gold from the California gold rush into coins. The San Francisco Old Mint building, the second building in San Francisco to house the United States Mint there, was designed by architect A.B. Mullett who also designed the United States Department of the Treasury building and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The solid construction of the “Granite Lady” enabled it to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire, making it the only financial institution able to operate immediately after the earthquake as the Treasury for disaster relief funds for the city of San Francisco.
The one-dollar silver coin has a mintage limit of up to 500,000 across all product options.
The obverse design of the silver dollar is a rendition of the San Francisco Old Mint, originally prepared for the San Francisco Mint Medal by Sherl J. Winter.
The reverse design is a replica of the 1904 Morgan Silver Dollar eagle reverse, designed by George T. Morgan.
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• 1906 – 2006
• OLD MINT “THE GRANITE LADY”
• INSTRUMENTAL IN SAN FRANCISCO’S RECOVERY
• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• ONE DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark: San Francisco
Obverse Designer: Sherl J. WinterReverse
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Face Value: $1
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Total Estimated Mintage: 160,870 Proof; 67,100 Uncirculated
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Weight: 26.73 grams
Minting Facility: San Francisco (S)
Obverse Design: San Francisco Old Mint building rendition
Obverse Designer: Sherl J. Winter
Reverse Design: Image of an Eagle
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
This coin (38.1 mm in diameter) is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
PHOTOS ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS.
THERE MAY BE SOME DISCOLORATION, TONING AND/OR SPOTTING OF COIN, SLEEVE AND BOXES.
COIN, SLEEVE AND BOXES MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS, SCRATCHES, WEAR OF FINISH AND STACKING MARKS FROM THE MINT.
COIN, SLEEVE AND BOXES YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE SHOWN IN PHOTOS BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION. COLOR OF SLEEVE AND BOXES MAY VARY FROM THOSE SHOWN DUE TO COMPUTER ISSUES AND DIFFERENT DYE LOTS.
This United States Mint San Francisco Old Mint Silver Dollar Commemorative Proof Coin makes a great collectible numismatic gift for yourself and/or someone you know.
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