The Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Coins must be issued by December 31st. In order to meet these requirements, the United States Mint is only accepting orders for the Little Rock Coin & Medal Set until December 14th at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please note that all credit card and billing issues must be resolved prior to December 14th.
This Little Rock Coin & Medal Set commemorates the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. On the obverse of the silver dollar, the feet of students escorted by a United States soldier and walking toward school are depicted below a row of nine stars symbolizing the Little Rock Nine. The reverse of the coin features a rendition of Little Rock Central High School as it appeared in 1957.
The obverse of the medal features the students being escorted up the steps of Little Rock Central High School by United States soldiers. The names of each of the Little Rock Nine appear on the reverse as well as the words "Courage Bravery Justice Opportunity."
For more information and specifications, please select the link to the Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Silver Dollar page.
The Little Rock Coin & Medal Set is limited to a total of 25,000 sets.
Surcharges for the sale of these coins are authorized to be paid to the Secretary of the Interior for the protection, preservation, and interpretation of resources and stories associated with Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, including site improvements at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, development of interpretive and education programs and historic preservation projects, and the establishment of cooperative agreements to preserve or restore the historic character of the Park Street and Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive corridors adjacent to the site.