100 Years of Civil War Battlefield Preservation – Commemorative Coin
The 1995-S Civil War $1 commemorative coin was issued, not only to commemorate a century of Civil War battlefield preservation, but also to help fund continued efforts. This important work started in earnest a 100 years ago when the Gettysburg National Military Park was established in 1895.
Design of the 1995 Commemorative Coin
The obverse of this 1995-S U.S. Civil War Battlefield Preservation Silver Dollar NGC PF69 UC depicts a heart-warming scene of two soldiers in a frosted, matte-like finish against a mirrored background. The one soldier is holding up a wounded foe, while offering him a drink from his canteen. This gesture of kindness is beautifully depicted by realist painter, Don Troiani (DT), known for his highly accurate historical and military paintings. Inscriptions on the obverse include: “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “1995.” It also includes the “S” mintmark of the US Mint facility at San Francisco.
The reverse of the coin depicts “Little Round Top,” a hill that forms part of the Gettysburg battlefield. This design by renowned American sculptor, John Mercanti, also includes a quote from Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry during the Battle of Gettysburg. The beautiful quote, taken from what Chamberlain said during the 1889 dedication of a monument at Gettysburg, gets to the heart of why battlefield preservation is so important: “In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass, bodies disappear, but spirits linger to consecrate ground for the vision place of souls.” Other inscriptions on the reverse of this 1995 Civil War Battlefields Silver Dollar in NGC PF69 UC include: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Why purchase this 1995-S Civil War Silver Commemorative Dollar in NGC Proof 69 Ultra Cameo?
This proof coin comes in top grade, professionally certified by the most respected and largest coin grading company in the world. The NGC population of the coin in grade PF69 Ultra Cameo is much lower than the overall coin population. Purchase this coin as a gift for someone special or to add to a growing collection.
|Year of Issue:||1995|
|Weight in Grams:||26.7 g|
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