As mentioned in my last post, I wanted to take a look at this year’s Commemorative coins. They are only expected to remain available for sale at the Mint until December 14, so this will be a last look for anyone contemplating adding these coins to their collection.
The second program for this year was the Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commemorative. This coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of this landmark in desegregation of education. The program includes a silver dollar in proof or uncirculated versions.
The front of the silver dollar features the feet of students walking towards the school, escorted by a US soldier. There are nine stars to symbolize the Little Rock Nine. The reverse of the coin features Little Rock Central High School as it appeared in 1957.
The Proof and Uncirculated versions are available for sale at the Mint for $39.00 and $35.00, respectively. There is also a Coin & Medal Set available for $40.00 which includes the Uncirculated Silver Dollar and a bronze medal featuring the Little Rock Nine.
The program authorizes a maximum of 500,000 Silver Dollars to be produced. The maximum covers both versions of the coin, as well as the coins to be included in the American Legacy Collection and Coin & Medal Set. To date, approximately 113,092 proof coins and 69,568 uncirculated coins have been sold. This includes coins included in the separate sets.