2007-P Little Rock Desegregation Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Issued to celebrate the courageousness of nine African-American students who were the first to attend Little Rock Central High School after desegregation was the 2007-P Little Rock Desegregation Uncirculated Silver Dollar.

Mintage: 500,000 maximum across all product options

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Those nine students faced such adversity that the President of the United States called upon the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to protect their well-being.

The Little Rock Silver Dollars were struck in either proof or this uncirculated condition coin. Mintages were light for both coming in at 125,370 for the proof and 66,359 for the uncirculated.

Previous U.S. Mint Commemorative Coins

The modern commemorative era began in 1982, but the US Mint has been striking commemorative coins since its creation. Some of the more recent strikes appearing from the US Mint include:

  • 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar Program
  • 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Program
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program
  • 2007 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program
  • 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coin Program
  • 2006 Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Coin Program
  • 2005 Chief Justice John Marshall Silver Dollar
  • 2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar
  • 2004 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar
  • 2004 Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin

A surcharge is added to the sale of commemoratives with the raised funds forwarded to an organization dictated by the authorizing legislation. Since 1982, over $400 million has been raised by the US Mint for the chosen organizations.

Issue Information

Each Little Rock Silver Dollar is struck from 90% silver to the typical 1.5 inch diameter.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Little Rock Uncirculated Silver Dollar on May 15, 2007.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Uncirculated Little Rock Coin was $35.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The Silver Little Rock Coins were struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and feature the ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Charles Vickers, the obverse (heads side) of the coin depicts the feet of the nine African-American students who attended Little Rock Central High School in 1957 along with the feet of a soldier escorting them.

The reverse (tails side) shows the Little Rock Central High School as it appeared in 1957. It was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart.

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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