2002-W West Point Bicentennial Proof Silver Dollar

Issued by the US Mint to celebrate the 200th anniversary since the founding of West Point was the 2002-W West Point Bicentennial Proof Silver Dollar.

Mintage: 500,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 288,293
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Authorized by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, the military academy is the oldest of the nation’s five service academies. The four year institution instructs Army cadets as officers-in-training. Programs not only include military tactics and history, but also a plethora of other subjects.

An uncirculated version of this Silver Dollar was also struck by the US Mint.

2002 Commemorative Coins

Six commemorative coins were issued by the US Mint in 2002. Those six were:

  • 2002-W $5 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2002-W $5 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar
  • 2002-W West Point Bicentennial Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2002-W West Point Bicentennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Surcharges are collected by the US Mint on each commemorative coin sales. These funds are then forwarded to whatever organization was dictated in the legislation which authorized each coin.

Issue Information

Struck from 90% silver, each West Point Silver Dollar has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Proof West Point Coin on March 16, 2002.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the West Point Proof Coin was $33.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each West Point Silver Dollar was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point and show the ‘W’ mintmark.

Designer / Sculptor / Engraver

Showing the Academy Color Guard in parade with the famous Cadet Chapel and Washington Hall in the background, the obverse (heads side) of the West Point Silver Dollar was designed by T. James Ferrell.

The reverse (tails side) shows the West Point Bicentennial logo and was designed by John Mercanti.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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