2005-P Chief Justice John Marshall Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Appearing as the first commemorative release of 2005 from the US Mint was the 2005-P Chief Justice John Marshall Uncirculated Silver Dollar.

Mintage: 400,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 67,096
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This coin honors the fourth ever Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall who served in that capacity for an astonishing 34 years. During his tenure, many landmark decisions were made by the court preserving Marshall a position of respect among many.

The coin also honors the Supreme Court itself as well as the entire judicial branch.

Early 21st Century US Mint Commemoratives

The US Mint has released many commemoratives since the start of the modern commemorative coin era in 1982. Those the preceded the Marshall strike in the first few years of the 21st Century included:

  • 2004 – Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar
  • 2004 – Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin
  • 2003 – First Flight Centennial Commemorative Coins
  • 2002 – West Point Bicentennial Commemorative Coin
  • 2002 – Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins
  • 2001 – American Buffalo Commemorative Coins
  • 2001 – U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coins

The US Mint assesses a surcharge to the sale of each commemorative coin it sells with any funds raised being forwarded to the organization dictated by the legislation that authorized the coins.

Issue Information

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

Release Date

The US Mint released the Uncirculated Marshall Coin on April 25, 2005

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Chief Justice Marshall Uncirculated Coin was $33.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each Marshall Silver Dollar was struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and show the ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer / Sculptor / Engraver

A profile of John Marshall is shown on the obverse (heads side) of the Chief Justice Coin. It was engraved by John Mercanti.

The reverse (tails side) shown an image of the old Supreme Court Chamber. It was engraved by Donna Weaver.

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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