2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

The 2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar was authorized by Congress to commemorate the importance of the Old Mint Building which survived the earthquakes and fire of 1906 in San Francisco.

Mintage: 500,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 67,100
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Nicknamed the Granite Lady, the building was initially constructed in the 1870′s with Alfred Bult Mullett supervising. He insisted the building be able to withstand an earthquake. His demands proved visionary as the Old Mint building was able to survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquakes and fire while the commercial district around it lay in ruins.

Being the only financial institution still standing in the area, the structure served as the depository and treasury for the city’s relief fund.

2006 Old Mint Coins

This uncirculated Old Mint coin was joined by three others in 2006 to celebrate the survival of the structure back in 1906. The four coins struck were:

  • 2006-S $5 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2006-S $5 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Surcharges were added to the sale of each of these coins with the raised funds forwarded to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Secretary of the Interior and the Association for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

Issue Information

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

Release Date

The US Mint released the Uncirculated Old Mint Coin on August 15, 2006.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Old Mint Uncirculated Coin was $33.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each Old Mint Silver Dollar was struck at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco and carries the ‘S’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Using a design first seen on a medal designed by Sherl J. Winter, the San Francisco Old Mint building is featured on the obverse (heads side) of the coin.

The reverse (tails side) of the coin includes a reproduction of the 1904 Morgan Silver Dollar eagle reverse designed by George T. Morgan.

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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