The 1998 Robert F. Kennedy Silver Dollar was issued to commemorate the life and work of Robert F. Kennedy, authorised under Public Law 103-328. The year of release for the coin took place on the 30th anniversary of his death.
The obverse of the coin features an image of Robert F. Kennedy designed by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. The inscriptions include “Robert F. Kennedy”, “In God We Trust”, the date of issue “1998”, and “Liberty”.
The reverse of the coin, designed by James Peed, includes the Seal of the Department of Justice and the Seal of the United States Senate. Robert F. Kennedy had served as the Attorney General and a New York Senator. The reverse inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Justice”, and the denomination “One Dollar”. The shield includes additional inscriptions “United States Senate” and “E Pluribus Unum” on a banner across the shield.
The Robert F. Kennedy Silver Dollar was produced at the San Francisco Mint.