2005 Chief Justice John Marshall Silver Dollar
The 2005 Chief Justice John Marshall Silver Dollar is a commemorative coin issued by the United States Mint to honor John Marshall, who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. The coin was authorized by Congress under Public Law 108-290 and was released on May 24, 2005. It is made of 90% silver and 10% copper, with a weight of 26.73 grams and a diameter of 38.1 millimeters. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “JOHN MARSHALL.” The reverse features an image of the Supreme Court building, with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$1,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The coin was issued in both proof and uncirculated versions, with a maximum mintage of 400,000 coins. The proof version has a mirror-like finish and is sold at a higher price than the uncirculated version, which has a matte finish.
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