2002-W West Point Bicentennial Silver Dollar Proof
2002-W West Point Military Academy commemorative proof, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the military academy located at West Point, NY. In original mint packaging, with acrylic coin holder, box and certificate of authenticity.
West Point was originally established as a fort during the American Revolutionary War with General Washington considering it the most strategic position in America. Its role as a military academy was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802. Since then it has trained some of the greatest individuals an American military history including Ulysses S. Grant,Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur.
The obverse design includes a cadet color guard in parade with the Military Academy’s Washington Hall and Cadet Chapel shown in the background. Also includes the inscriptions LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1802 and 2002.
The reverse shows the military academy’s bicentennial logo, as well are the inscriptions of 1802, WEST POINT, 2002, BICENTENNIAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DOLLAR.
This proof $1 Dollar silver coin was struck at the West Point Mint. It is made the same composition and size as the old (pre-1936) Silver Dollars- 90% silver, 10% copper, 38.5mm diameter and containing 0.7734 Troy oz of silver.
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