The United States Mint certifies that this coin is a genuine 2004 Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar, struck in accordance with legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President on October 31, 1998, as Public Law 105-331. This coin was produced by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Alva Edison in 1879.
The obverse design of the 2004 Thomas Alva Edison depicts Thomas Edison holding an experimental light bulb in his laboratory.
The reverse design features rays of light radiate from an 1879 light bulb.
The coin is housed in a plastic capsule placed on a felt tray within a velvet presentation case with hinged lid on which was mounted a plaque of a heraldic eagle. The case is in a cardboard box imprinted with the Great Seal and "United States Mint Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Program”. A blue slipcover, similarly imprinted, protects the box. A certificate of authenticity is also included.
This coin is proof quality, which means it meets the finest standards in the industry for both beauty and craftsmanship, carefully designed to represent the best possible versions of the original model.
Condition – Proof
Mint – Philadelphia “P”
Diameter – 38.1mm
Composition – 90% silver (0.76 troy ounce), 10% copper
Weight – 26.73g