Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jackie Robinson - 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar

The 1997 Jackie Robinson Silver Dollar was issued in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Robinson's appearance in a major league baseball game, as the first black player to integrate the league. The obverse of the silver dollar portrays Jackie Robinson sliding into home plate, just as he did in the 1955 World Series game. The reverse of the coin displays the logo of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Inscriptions read two accomplishments for Rookie of the Year 1947 and Hall of Fame induction 1962.