2004 Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Silver Dollar Unc
2004 Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Silver Dollar marks the 125th anniversary of Edison's invention of the light bulb. By the time he died, Thomas Edison would attain over 1,000 U.S. patents, most of which directly affected the quality of life for many. Some of his more famous inventions include the phonograph, the motion picture camera and, of course, the first practical light-bulb as featured on the Thomas Edison Silver Dollar.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of the great inventor in his laboratory, holding an early experimental light bulb. The reverse has a rendering of Edison's 1879 light bulb, with rays emanating from it. The image is encircled above by the inscription "125th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIGHT BULB"
This Uncirculated $1 Dollar silver coin was struck at the Philadelphia 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.
Includes all original U.S. Mint packing materials- acrylic coin holder, display box and certificate of authenticity.
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