The 1994 Prisoner of War Silver Proof Dollar was one of three similarly themed commemorative silver dollars released by the United States Mint during the year. The other programs were issued for the Women in Military Service Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This coin was issued for the Prisoner of War Memorial Museum to be built in Andersonville, Georgia.
The obverse of the coin depicts a bald eagle in flight. There is a broken chain on one leg and barbed wire encircling the design. This was representative of the eagle’s flight towards freedom. The obverse inscriptions include “Liberty”, “Freedom”, “In God We Trust”, and the date “1994”.
The reverse of the coin depicts the plan view of the proposed Prisoner of War Museum, as rendered by Edgar Z. Steever. The reverse inscriptions include “E Pluribus Unum”, “United States of America”, the denomination “One Dollar” and “National Prisoner of War Museum” beneath the plan of the museum.
The 1994 U.S. Prisoner of War Memorial Silver Proof Dollars were minted at the Philadelphia 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.
Diameter – 38.1mm; Composition – 90% silver (0.76 troy ounce), 10% copper; Weight – 26.73g