Civil Rights Act of 1964 Proof 2014 Silver Dollar
- Celebrates the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking law and its impact on our nation
- The designs were inspired by the marches that helped galvanize the civil rights movement and by a quote by Martin Luther King Jr.
This product is part of the Commemorative Coin program.
The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar Proof celebrates the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking law and its impact on our nation. Order yours today!
The reverse (tails) of this coin is an enhanced proof with multiple finishes. The flame is mirror polished; the field under the flame incorporates a combination of light polishing and a light laser frost texture; the lettering and torch have a heavy laser frost texture; and the circular ring with text has an accenting polish. This is the first time the U.S. Mint has used this combination of finishes.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 greatly expanded civil rights protections, outlawed racial discrimination and segregation, and served as a model for subsequent anti-discrimination laws.
The obverse (heads) design features three people holding hands at a civil rights march. The man holds a sign that reads “WE SHALL OVERCOME.” The design is symbolic of all marches that helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Additional inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “2014” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
The reverse (tails) design features three flames intertwined to symbolize freedom of education, freedom to vote and the freedom to control one's own destiny. The design was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., who said, “They get the fire hose. They fail to realize that water can only put out physical fire. But water can never drown the fire of freedom.” Inscriptions are “CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964,” “SIGNED INTO LAW JULY 2, 1964,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “ONE DOLLAR” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
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|Composition:||90% Silver, 10% Copper|
|Weight:||26.730 grams nominal|
|Diameter:||1.5000 inches (38.10 mm)|
|Overall Height:||1.5000 inches|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia - P|