2002-W West Point Bicentennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar

The 2002-W West Point Bicentennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar was issued by the US Mint to celebrate 200 years since the founding of the military institution.

Mintage: 500,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 103,201
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West Point was authorized by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802 and is the oldest of the five military service academies in operation today. Training Army Cadets, the four year institution prepares the students to graduate as officers in the Army.

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

2002 Commemorative Coins

A total of six commemorative coins were issued by the US Mint in 2002 including the West Point strikes. The six coins 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 Uncirculated West Point Coin on March 16, 2002.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the West Point Uncirculated Coin was $30.00.

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

Designed by T. James Ferrell, the obverse (heads side) of the West Point Coin shows the Academy Color Guard in parade with the famous Cadet Chapel and Washington Hall in the background.

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

Coin Specifications

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

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