US Commemorative Dollar Proof 2005 Chief Justice John Marshall

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    John Marshall was Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court longer than any other Chief Justice. Today he is regarded as one of the most influential justices ever to sit on the Court. He was born in Virginia in 1755 and after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, he joined the Continental Army. He served in several famous battles during the war and even survived the famous winter at Valley Forge. He soon after was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and favored the new United States Constitution even played a role in encouraging Virginia to ratify the document. From there he became a Federal Representative for Virginia in the House of Representatives until President John Adams appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1800.

    The obverse of the 2005 Proof Chief Justice John Marshall Commemorative Silver dollar depicts a profile portrait of the Chief Justice. He is leftward facing and stoic. His hair is tied in a style traditional for the early nineteenth century. Along the rim of the coin are the words “Chief Justice United States Supreme Court 1801-1835”. Around four o’clock is the mint mark “P” designating that the coin was in fact minted in Philadelphia. The reverse of the coin shows the interior view of the Old Supreme Court Chamber which is located in the US Capitol. This room is still accessible today for tourists!

    The 2005 Proof Chief Justice John Marshall Commemorative Silver dollar has a mintage of 196,735 coins. The coin was issued to commemorate the 250th anniversary of John Marshall’s birth. If you have any questions regarding this or any commemorative coin, please call our knowledgeable staff at (800) 735-1311.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: Dollar
    • Year: 2005
    • Diameter: 26.5 mm
    • Mint Mark: P
    • Thickness: 2 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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