The 1995 Civil War Battlefields Silver Proof Dollar was to commemorative 100 years of Civil War battlefields preservation. This is dated from the establishment of the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1895.
The obverse of the silver dollar features a soldier offering a canteen to another wounded soldier. This was designed by Don Troiani, an artist known for his depictions of battle scenes. The inscriptions on the obverse include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and the date “1995”.
The reverse features the Gettysburg landscape and a quote from Joshua Chamberlain, who fought in the battle. This was designed by John Mercanti. The majority of the reverse is taken up by this quote: “In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass, bodies disappear, but spirits linger to consecrate ground for the vision place of souls.” – Joshua Chamberlain” Other reverse inscriptions read “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “One Dollar”.
The Silver Proof 1995 Civil War Battlefields Dollar was minted 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.