US Commemorative Dollar Proof 2002-P West Point

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    The military academy at West Point is located at a unique position where the Hudson River snakes through the state in an S curve. George Washington found it to be the most strategic position during the Revolutionary War. This is why the name Benedict Arnold is still synonymous with treason as he attempted to give up the fort to the British. Just after his inauguration, Thomas Jefferson planned to build a military academy at West Point. This academy was opened in 1802. It is today the nation’s oldest military academy in addition to this, it is also the longest running military installation in American history. Today it is recognized as an extremely prestigious and unique learning and service institution.

    The obverse of the 2002 Proof West Point Bicentennial Silver dollar depicts a Cadet Color Guard parade. This consists of three cadets holding flags and two more armed cadets flanking the flag holders. In the background of the coin one can make out the Military Academy’s Washington Hall and Cadet Chapel. The obverse of the coin was designed by James Ferrell. The reverse of the coin features the West Point logo. This is a Spartan Helmet with a sword going through it from ten o’clock with the tip at around four o’clock. The words “West Point Bicentennial” are inscribed along the rim of the coin. The reverse of the coin was designed by veteran US Mint engraver sculptor John Mercanti.

    The 2002 Proof West Point Bicentennial Commemorative Silver dollar has a mintage of 288,293 coins. The coin was designed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the military academy established at West Point. If you have any questions regarding this or any commemorative coin, please call our knowledgeable staff at (800) 735-1311.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: $1
    • Year: 2002
    • Diameter: 26.5 mm
    • Mint Mark: W
    • Thickness: 2 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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