Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States - A Complete Encyclopedia

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1994 World Cup Soccor USA $1

Distribution

Not known at press time

Coinage Context

Soccer Commemoratives
Public Law 102-281, Title II, authorized the United States Mint to produce and issue limited quantities of commemorative coins as follows: (1) A gold coin with the face value of $5. (2) A silver coin with a face value of $1. (3) A clad half dollar coin.
The proposed commemorative silver dollar will be 90% silver, 10% copper, and will weigh the same (26.73 grams) as other recent commemorative dollars. The treasurer of the United States, Catalina Vasquez Villalpando, announced on September 15, 1992, that a nationwide competition would be held for the designs for the World Cup USA 1994 Commemorative Coin Program, with the deadline for receipt of designs by the Mint on December 11, 1992.

The designs were specified to include the official 1994 World Cup logo (for which small variations for artistic or styling reasons could be considered), and were to be emblematic of the sport and appeal of soccer. Inscriptions required for the obverse were:
LIBERTY, 1994, and IN GOD WE TRUST. Reverse inscriptions were to be: E PLURIBUS UNUM, ONE DOLLAR (numerals or words), and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Each entrant's submission was limited to one de-sign for each side of each coin, a total of six designs. The World Cup USA Design Review Panel of seven, composed of members from the Commission of Fine Arts, the World Cup USA 1994, Inc., Smithsonian Institution, National Sculpture Society of America, American Numismatic Association, United States Mint Office of Marketing, and the United States Mint Office of Operations, was to judge the designs for theme, symbolism, artistic merit, and marketability. The panel was to recommend 10 designs for each coin for consideration by the secretary of the Treasury. An award of $2,500 was to be presented for each design selected for the World Cup USA coins, and an additional $2,500 if, upon request, the artist could execute models acceptable to the United States Mint for coinage production. Requirements for submission were the same as for previous recent issues.

Surcharges received from the sale of the coins will be used by the Organizing Committee for purposes of organizing and staging the 1994 World Cup Games, with 10% of these funds being made available by the Organizing Committee through the United States Soccer Federation Foundation, Inc., for distribution to institutions providing scholastic scholarships to qualified students.

1994 Soccer: Summary of Characteristics

Commemorating: The 1994 World Cup USA Soccer games.
Obverse motif: Not known at press time.
Reverse motif: Not known at press time.
Authorization date: Not known at press time. Date on coins: 1994.
Date when coins were actually minted: Not known at press time.
Mints used: Not known at press time.
Maximum quantity authorized: 5,000,000.
Total quantity minted: Not known at press time.

1995 Civil War Battleground

Distribution

Not known at this time

Coinage Context
Commemoratives Proposed
The Civil War Battleground commemorative coins bill, H.R. 5126, was introduced May 7, 1992, in the House of Representatives, with a companion bill in the Senate, seeking authorization to have coins minted for the purpose of raising funds to preserve Civil War battlegrounds "under attack from development and degradation."!

Originally, H.R. 5126 had sought coins to be issued in 1993. However, there would not have been time to create effective designs and distribute the coins in an arena (commemorative coinage) already clogged with new coins and proposals. In order to
increase the possibility of passage, the sponsors of the legislation moved the date to 1995 and lowered their sights for the quantities to be made from 500,000 gold $5 coins, two million silver dollars, and 2.5 million clad half dollars, to "only" 300,000 gold $5, one million silver $1, and two million clad 50lt pieces.

In addition to whatever price is determined for the coins, a proposed surcharge of $35 would be added to the price for the $5 gold coin, $ 7 to the silver dollar, and $1 to the half dollar. The surcharges would go to a non-profit organization of which few if any coin collectors had any knowledge earlier: the Civil War Battlefield Foundation.

1995 Civil War: Summary of Characteristics

Commemorating: Battlegrounds of the Civil War.
Obverse motif: Not known at press time.
Reverse motif: Not known at press time. Authorization date: Not known at press time. Date on coins: 1995.
Date when coins were actually minted: Not known at press time.
Mints used: Not known at press time.
Maximum quantity authorized: 1,000,000.
Total quantity minted: Not known at press time.
Quantity melted: Not known at press time.
Net number distributed: Not known at press time.
Issued by: Anticipated to be by the U.S. Mint (Customer Service Center, United States Mint, 10001 Aerospace Road, Lanham, MD 20706).
Standard original packaging: Not known at press time.
Official sale prices: Not known at press time.
Designer of obverse: Not known at press time.
Designer of reverse: Not known at press time.
Interesting facts: That Civil War battlegrounds should be preserved from development and degradation was not a question as poignant as whether coin collectors should foot the bill.

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