The 1999 Dolley Madison Silver Proof Dollar represents the first time that a First Lady was depicted on a United States coin; issued to mark the 150th anniversary of her death.
The designs for the Dolley Madison coin were created by Tiffany & Co., leading jewellers in the private sector. Their logotype “T & Co” appears on each side of the coin, representing another first in U.S. coinage history.
The coin’s obverse depicts Dolley Madison on the ground of the Montpelier estate. A bouquet of her favorite Cape Jasmine flowers and the Ice House Template, frame the image. The design was based on a portrait of Dolley Madison by Gilbert Stuart. Obverse inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, “Dolley Madison”, and the date “1999”.
The coin’s reverse features a view of Montpelier with landscaping. The inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Montpelier”, and “One Dollar”.
The 1999 Dolley 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.Madison Silver Proof Dollar was minted at the San Francisco Mint.