Civil Rights Act of 1964 Uncirculated 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.
Join the U.S. Mint in honoring the 50th anniversary of enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by purchasing this uncirculated silver dollar coin. The coin design is emblematic of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its contribution to civil rights in America.
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.”
Equality in education was one of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement. Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 greatly expanded civil rights protections by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, outlawing racial segregation in public places and places of public accommodation, funding federal programs, and encouraging desegregation in public schools.
Approved on December 2, 2008, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-451) requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $1 coins in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Surcharges in the amount of $10 for each coin sold are authorized to be paid to the United Negro College Fund to carry out its purposes, including providing scholarships and internships for minority students and operating fund and technology enhancement services for 37 member, historically-black colleges and universities.
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|Composition:||90% Silver, 10% Copper|
|Weight:||26.730 grams nominal|
|Diameter:||1.5000 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia - P|