The 1997 Jackie Robinson Silver Proof Dollar was issued in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his appearance in a major league baseball game as the first black player.
The obverse of the silver dollar portrays Jackie Robinson sliding into home plate. This recalls when he stole home plate in a 1955 World Series game. The inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and the date “1997”.
The reverse of the coin displays the logo of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Inscriptions include “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “One Dollar”. Two accomplishments are also inscribed “Rookie of the Year 1947” and “Hall of Fame 1962”.
The 1997 Jackie Robinson Silver Proof Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint.
The coin is housed in a plastic capsule. 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.