Coin Specifications

Category: Modern Commemoratives (1982-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 81,524
Obverse Designer: Dean McMullen and T. James Ferrell
Reverse Designer: Dean McMullen
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $17.19 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1994 D WORLD CUP S$1 MS obverse 1994 D WORLD CUP S$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Americans have never been big fans of soccer, or international football. While it is viewed as a healthy activity for kids, this sport has not achieved the intense following here that it possesses in much of the world. Nevertheless, it was hoped that the awarding of the XV FIFA World Cup tournament to the United States in 1994 would enhance American participation. In recognition of this honor, Congress authorized the United States Mint to produce a set of three commemorative coins bearing that date. This set consists of the familiar lineup used successfully for several previous programs-a copper-nickel-clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a gold half eagle. These coins share a common reverse designed by artist Dean McMullen that is dominated by the World Cup USA logo. This features a stylized United States flag in which the block of stars is replaced by a soccer ball in motion. Above the flag is the inscription "WorldCup USA94" in two lines, and this central device is flanked by olive branches at either side. The coin's mintmark appears to the right of the right hand branch, with the balance of this side consisting of statutory legends. The obverse of the half dollar depicts a soccer player running and advancing the ball. His figure is superimposed over the date 1994, with the initials of designer Richard T. LaRoche and the U. S. Mint's John Mercanti appearing along the border at seven o'clock. Statutory mottoes complete this side. The silver dollar's obverse illustrates two soccer players jostling for possession of the ball, with the date of coining at right. The initials of designer Dean McMullen and Mint Sculptor-Engraver T. James Ferrell are visible to the left and right, respectively, of the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" along the lower border. Arcing across the top of the obverse is "LIBERY," the letters divided by stars. The gold half eagle has as its sole device the World Cup trophy itself. This is flanked by statutory mottoes, with the date of coining at the bottom and the initials of designer William J. Krawczewicz and the U. S. Mint's sculptor near the border at four o'clock. The uncirculated editions of both the half dollar and dollar were struck at the Denver Mint, while Philadelphia and San Francisco produced their proof counterparts, respectively. As was the norm for modern commemoratives, the U. S. Mint at West Point, New York coined both editions of the gold half eagle. Sales of these coins were respectable but not outstanding, despite inclusion of the World Cup Half Dollar within the 1994 Prestige Proof Set. The fact that roughly similar numbers of each coin were being sold for the various commemorative programs of these years suggests that there existed a core population of regular buyers, regardless of the coins' themes or worthiness as works of art. For this particular program, however, it's likely that sales to Europeans and other non-USA buyers comprised at least part of the net mintages.

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1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 400
1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 875
1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1441
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1-11111155841253
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Total---------------1-11111155841253
 ---------------0%-0%0%1%92%7% 
1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------------31707180
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Total-------------------31707180
 -------------------2%94%4% 
1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------------8-8
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Total--------------------8-8
 --------------------100%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4141414141414141414141858994981151311351391511831583
41414141414141414141568691951041201321361431626501662
000000414141415686919510412013213614316200
000000414141417088929710912613413814717200
1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373737373737373737373737373737371152203041683
3737373737373737373737373737373737631502487641767
00000037373737373737373737376315024800
00000037373737373737373737378918527600
1994 D S$1 WORLD CUP MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1212161616162020202424243237419597285102123990
121316161617202021242427343841266376911094121040
0000002020212424273438412663769110900
0000002020232424293540414268819611600
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Grade: MS 70 PL
Points: 1583
Owner: Bruce Laquster
 
Grade: MS 70
Points: 990
Owner: BBRYANTJR
 
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